The U.S. and Iraqi authorities on Monday held the first meeting called Joint Coordination Committee on Energy (JCC), as part of a new era of bilateral cooperation, said the State Department.
The inaugural meeting of the JCC will be chaired by the deputy prime minister for energy affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani, the U.S. Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman, and the special envoy of the Department of State for International Energy Affairs, Carlos Pascual.
The JCC on Energy is one of the eight areas of cooperation established by the U.S. and Iraqi governments within the framework agreement to guide bilateral relations now “in a new era of cooperation and coordination,” said the State Department said in a statement.
This committee has the task of enhancing the cooperation in a wide range of issues, among them the strengthening of production and export of oil and natural gas from Iraq, supporting stabilization of the electricity sector in this country, and the protection of key components of the energy infrastructure.
The meeting will be held at the headquarters of the Department of Energy, but later the authorities of both countries will hold a press conference to discuss the results at the State Department.
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