CAIRO, Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, highlighted the UAE’s support for Arab co-operation on the sustainable development of water security.

He made this statement while chairing the 9th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Water, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in Cairo.

He stated that the Ministry of Energy has produced a draft water strategy for 2036, in co-operation with relevant UAE authorities, to guarantee the provision of sufficient quantities of water, according to international standards, during both regular periods and emergency shortages that affect the country.

He stressed that this strategy will cover the country’s entire water supply chain, with an emphasis on the strategic production of water resources, storage, transport networks and the supply network linking the nation’s various emirates.

The council discussed a range of important issues and reviewed the implementation of a strategic executive plan for water security in the Arab region, as well as ways of co-operating to address the challenges and future requirements of sustainable development.

It also discussed the implementation of its sustainable development plan for 2030, regarding water, and addressed ways of co-operating in a regional initiative to link the energy, water and food sectors.

The delegation that accompanied Minister Al Mazrouei included Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Delegate to the League of Arab States; Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Clean Energy and Desalinated Water Affairs; Laila Ahmed Al Reeh, Electricity and Future Energy Expert; Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Head of the Dams Department; Talal Al Faleeti, Director of the Minister’s Office, and Abdullah Saleh Al Hammadi, First Secretary of the UAE Embassy in Cairo.