It is scheduled that the Saudi Delegation, represented by KACARE, will arrive today, Friday 25 Rabi’ I,1436, corresponding to 16 January 2015 to Abu Dhabi to participate in the activities of the 5th Session of IRENA Assembly. The Saudi Delegation is chaired by His Excellency KACARE’s Vice-President Dr. Waleed Hussein Abulfaraj. The activities of the session will be initiated tomorrow, Saturday and will last for two days. KACARE will participate and attend the activities to discuss and decide on the agenda which contains, inter alia, IRENA’s report for last year, discussion of developmental means and ways, making use of the projects under discussion by the Assembly, and voting on the applications for membership for the upcoming session.
The Kingdom’s participation in the Session takes place in continuity of its former participations in such sessions which are annually scheduled to keep abreast of the plans of IRENA’s member states on one hand, and to make use of experiences and outstanding projects, and to exchange practical experiences in this area, on the other. It is probably worth mentioning too that His Excellency Dr. Abulfaraj and the accompanying delegation will discuss all possible avenue and means for mutual cooperation with some of the other states, through bilateral meetings to be convened on the sidelines of this Session.
IRENA’s Council of Governors is considered one of the most important bodies of the Agency entrusted with the formation of decisions, and drawing up of strategic policies and strategic trends of IRENA. Besides, the Council of Governors represent the legislative, control and executive arm of the Agency. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among the most active and effectual member states. The Kingdom, as expected, does offer whatever experiences and studies are in its possession in order for other member states to avail themselves of these experiences and studies. In the meantime, however, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is planning for a sustainable future of renewable energy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Similarly, KACARE is leaving no stone unturned to make development of future energy resources another opportunity to develop the capabilities, know-how and skills of Saudi specialists and cadres, and to make available for them and at their disposal high-value jobs, for them and for the generations to come, as well.