04 June 2022

Opportunities for cooperation with Canada in the energy sector discussed

First Deputy Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan Azim Akhmedkhadzhaev held talks with Canadian Ambassador Alison Mary Leclerc.

During the meeting, the foreign side was informed about the reforms carried out in the energy sector of Uzbekistan, the development of renewable energy, including the wide participation of leading world companies in tenders for renewable energy projects.

Also, information was provided on the activities of the Institute for Renewable Energy Sources, established in 2021 under the Ministry of Energy, the Applied Laboratory for Hydrogen Energy, operating under this Institute.

The Ambassador of Canada noted the importance of the results achieved in the country’s energy sector in the course of ongoing reforms.

Alison Mary Leclerc proposed to consider in detail a number of promising areas of partnership, including: cooperation with leading technical universities in Canada in the field of experience exchange; joint projects in the field of hydrogen energy and environmental safety (ESG).

As a result of the meeting, the parties reached an agreement to organize a series of webinars to discuss the possibilities of cooperation in the field of training and advanced training of personnel, as well as hydrogen energy.