India-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting on renewable energy held

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New Delhi (NVI): India and Bahrain in first Joint Working Group meeting have agreed to increase engagement in renewable energy sector and focus on cooperation between their governments, particularly in the field of solar, wind and clean hydrogen.

“The Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting in the field of Renewable Energy between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain was held yesterday virtually,” according to a statement from the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

The Indian delegation was led by Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary in the Ministry, while the Bahraini delegation was led by Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority.

Piyush Srivastava, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain, also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, both the sides underscored importance of renewable energy to meet climate change goals, the ministry said.

It added that, they presented the initiatives that the governments has taken, progress that have been made and future targets set by their respective governments as well as opportunities available in this sector.

Furthermore, the two countries agreed on sharing experience, expertise and best practices and agreed to forging deeper engagement in capacity building.

They also agreed to forge the focused cooperation between concerned agencies as well as private sector in both the nation in this sector, particularly in the field of solar, wind and clean hydrogen.

The ministry further stated that, the meeting took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and it was agreed to hold next round of JWG meeting at a mutually convenient dates, which will be decided through diplomatic channels.

Earlier in July 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between India and Kingdom of Bahrain for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of renewable energy, the statement added.