Ukraine becomes association member of International Energy Agency
MOSCOW. July 19 (Interfax) - Ukraine has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an Association country, with a joint declaration to this effect signed in Warsaw on Tuesday.
The document was signed by Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol, the IEA said in a statement on its website.
The declaration states that Ukraine and the IEA intend to work together to develop policy and build capacity in a wide range of energy-related fields, including market analysis, energy system reconstruction, energy security, efficiency, accelerated energy transitions, hydrogen and biomethane, and energy data and statistics. The specific initiatives are to be agreed upon in two-year joint work programs.
The IEA was created by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries in 1974 to help coordinate a collective response to major oil supply disruptions.
The member states are the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Turkey. In addition to Ukraine, the IEA Association countries include Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand.