Italy and Oman will collaborate on green hydrogen projects and market with the focus on renewable energy sector.
Recently, H E Salim al Aufi, Undersecretary of Oman’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals, and Manlio Di Stefano, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, met in Muscat for the same.
This meeting was follow up of a previous online meeting held on September 29 in the presence of Omani and Italian players in the field of green hydrogen production and related industries to explore opportunities for a better relation.
“The two parties reviewed the existing cooperation in the energy sector and agreed on the opportunity to further strengthen the bilateral collaboration in the field of renewable energies with a specific focus on green hydrogen,” a joint statement issued by H E Aufi and Stefano said.
Both the countries will support the green energy cooperation for the mutual benefit. This is also in line with the efforts of both the countries and as a part of European Green Deal and Oman Vision 2040 aimed at contributing towards global targets of cutting emission.
The collaboration will also support a safe, sustainable, and competitive energy market between the two counties.
“In this regard, they agreed to support institutional, industrial and academic collaborations between the two countries related to green hydrogen, supporting the exchange of best practices on energy policies, as well as stimulating closer connections between universities, scientific research institutions and the private sector of both countries,” the statement added.