Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between India and Bahrain in July 2018 for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy (RE), the first meeting of the Joint Working Group has been held recently in virtual format. In the online meeting, Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, President of Sustainable Energy Authority led the Bahraini delegation. The Indian team was led by Dinesh Dayanand Jagdale, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. Also, Piyush Srivastava, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain participated in the meeting.
As reported, the virtual meeting was highly productive, in which both sides underscored importance of renewable energy to meet climate change goals, and presented the initiatives taken, progress made and future targets set by their respective governments as well as opportunities available in this sector. They agreed on sharing experience, expertise and best practices. Both sides agreed to forging deeper engagement in capacity building and focused cooperation between concerned agencies as well as private sector of the two countries in this area, particularly in the field of solar, wind and clean hydrogen.
The meeting took place in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. It was agreed to hold next round of JWG meeting at a mutually convenient date, which will be decided through diplomatic channels. Contextually, earlier during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Gulf nation, India and Bahrain also signed an MoU to collaborate through the International