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H E Aufi meets German minister Habeck

9 Jan 2024 H E Aufi meets German minister Habeck By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – H E Salim Nasser al Aufi, Minister of Energy and Minerals, on Tuesday met with Dr Robert Habeck, Vice Chancellor, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action of the Federal Republic of Germany.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations and means of boosting cooperation, especially in the fields of energy, hydrogen and combating climate change.

The two sides discussed areas of cooperation in the clean energy field.

This discussion took place within the context of Oman’s investment opportunities, especially in producing green hydrogen.

Oman has the main components to produce hydrogen, such as solar energy, wind energy and vast spaces.

The meeting was attended by H E Muhsin Hamad al Hadhrami, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Energy and Minerals and Humaid al Maani, Head of the International Affairs Department and CEOs of OQ, Hydrom Oman and Oman LNG.

Habeck visits GUtech

Dr Robert Habeck visited the German University of Technology (GUtech) on Tuesday as part of his visit to the sultanate.

Prof Michael Brown, Rector of GUtech, gave a speech in which he introduced the university and its academic role. He also highlighted the academic specialisations and services offered by GUtech to students.

On the sidelines of the visit, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between GUtech and Siemens Company for the enhancement of energy and sustainability within the university campus.

The MoU was signed by Dr Hussain al Salmi, Deputy Rector of GUtech for Administration and Finances and Jamie Hoyzer, CEO of Siemens company in Oman.

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