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IEF Chief Economist Benali Appointed Morocco Energy Minister

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) Joseph McMonigle congratulated the IEF's Chief Economist, Dr Leila R. Benali, on her appointment as Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Dr Benali was named as minister by the Kingdom’s newly-appointed Prime Minister Aziz Akhannouch, according to the official Moroccan Press Agency.

"The IEF warmly congratulates Dr Benali on her appointment and wishes her every success in her new role," said Mr McMonigle. "We are grateful for her invaluable contribution to the IEF in particular her ground-breaking work with global policy leaders on investment, energy security and the energy transition as well as examining the pandemic’s impacts on energy markets," he added.

Morocco is an active member of the IEF and will co-host the IEF17 Ministerial meeting due to take place next year in Saudi Arabia. In addition, Morocco will host the future IEF18 Ministerial meeting and become the new Chair of the IEF Executive Board.

The IEF Ministerial Meeting is the world’s largest gatherings of energy ministers from producing and consuming nations, where participants discuss energy security, market stability and transparency and the energy transition.

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