Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

Meeting the new Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources

Mid- October saw the appointment of H.E. Dr Saleh Al-Kharabsheh as the new Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan. The German Ambassador in Jordan, H.E. Bernhard Kampmann, and the Head of the Energy Partnership Secretariat, Johannes Uhl, had the pleasure of meeting the Minister a day after his swearing in. Together, they discussed Jordan’s current state of energy and the new Minister’s ambitious vision for its development. Dr Al-Kharabsheh conveyed his ambition to scale up work on sustainability in the energy sector and expressed his gratitude for the continuous and close co-operation with Germany.

Jordanian minister of energy and minerial, German Ambassador
(Right to left) Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, German Ambassador to Jordan Bernhard Kampmann and Head of the Energy Partnership Secretariat Johannes Uhl after a successful meeting in Amman. (c) GIZ
Secretariat office

Inauguration of the Partnership Secretariat in Jordan

In September 2020, the Energy Partnership Secretariat was opened at in the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Amman.

EP Secretariat inauguration
Bassam Darwish (left) and Johannes Uhl (right) of GIZ inaugurate the Energy Partnership secretariat at the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Establishment of the Partnership

On April 9, 2019, the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Hala Zawati, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier, signed a declaration of intent of the two governments. This marked the establishment of the Energy Partnership which will now be the central forum for high-level exchange on sustainable energy policy in German and Jordan.

Signing of the JDoI
© BMWi/Andreas Mertens

Establishment of the Energy Dialogue

The cooperation on energy policy between Jordan and Germany was first established in 2016 as an energy dialogue.

Signing of the Energy Dialogue MoU
German Economics Minister Gabriel (left) and Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh (right). © BMWi/Andreas Mertens
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