21 January 2014, The Ethiopian delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Tuesday attended the World Future Energy Summit which is being held in Abu Dhabi.
While taking part in the panel discussion on renewable energy, Prime Minister Hailemariam noted that Ethiopia and the African continent had ample opportunities to develop renewable energy and investors should be strongly encouraged to engage in the sector and use the opportunity to develop this resource.
The Prime Minister also explained Ethiopia’s efforts to use and expand renewable energy resources including hydroelectric power as well as wind and geothermal power sources which would benefit the region and beyond.
He stressed that Ethiopia encouraged private sector participation in these efforts and called on investors from the Gulf region to invest in the sector.
The World Future Energy Summit is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies.
The event included a number of exhibitions depicting renewable energy and environmental displays.