The 23rd World Energy Congress has kicked off in Istanbul.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is participating in the Congress, which is held under the theme of “Embracing New Frontiers”.
President Ilham Aliyev, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro are attending the Congress at the special invitation of President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Congress participants observed a minute of silence to commemorate those who were martyred during 2016 coup d'état attempt in Turkey.
Co-chair of the World Energy Congress Younghoon David Kim stressed the importance of the event. He said main targets are determining new generation energy sources and using renewable energy sources.
Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak said energy is one of the crucial global issues.
Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said the Congress will feature more than 60 sessions that will discuss pressing energy-related matters.
President Ilham Aliyev addressed the Congress.
Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event that enables dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on critical developments in the energy sector. As the world’s premier energy gathering, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective.
Over the 90-year history of the World Energy Council the Congress has been key to the value of the organization. The Congress has been staged in 21 cities across the world and the 23rd World Energy Congress will take place in Istanbul, Turkey in 2016.
The 23rd World Energy Congress takes place at a moment of critical transition in the energy industry and in a world of extraordinary change. This Congress will be a milestone for global dialogue and consensus building to ensure we collaboratively address the World Energy Trilemma and deliver practical solutions for a better energy future.