IEA Chairman Supports Ukraine’s Accession

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
IEA Chairman Supports Ukraine’s Accession

Poland will recommend Ukraine to join the IEA as an observer and has the support of its members

In an interview with BiznesAlert, Polish minister of climate and environment Anna Moskwa announced Warsaw's intention to offer Ukraine to join the International Energy Agency. Poland's decision will be announced at the Agency's summit in Paris.

"Poland wants to represent Ukraine to the International Energy Agency at the next meeting in Paris. For starters, we would like to report on her as an observer. We already have the support of the IEA chairman," said Anna Moskwa.

The minister also said that today Poland is in the process of negotiating the import of electricity from Ukraine. We remind you that Ukraine has started selling its electricity to Moldova.

This should be considered as a new qualitative stage in the development of energy relations between the 2 countries because, since the beginning of the war, Poland has provided free oil to Ukraine and will continue to support our country. Still, now we are able to pay for it.

"At the beginning of the war and after the bombing of the refinery, we sent fuel for free. Now it is Orlen's commercial supply, which requires large logistics costs,'' said Anna Moskwa.

The IEA was established in 1974 as a coordinating institution for rapid response to oil problems. Members of the organization are the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, 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, Turkey. Associate members - Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa, and Thailand.

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