IEA Deputy Executive Director explores enhancement of ties with Brazil
2 October 2015
IEA Deputy Executive Director Paul Simons today completed a three-day visit to Brazil that explored avenues of future co-operation between Brazil and the Agency.
During a courtesy call on Eduardo Braga, Minister of Mines and Energy, in Brasilia, Mr. Simons personally delivered a formal invitation to the Minister to attend the IEA Ministerial meeting to be held in Paris on 17-18 November.
Mr. Simons also met with Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy Luiz Eduardo Barata; Director-General Albert Melo of the Eletrobras CEPEL research centre, who is also the IEA-Brazil technical co-ordinator; Director-General Mauricio Tolmasquim of EPE, the Brazilian government's energy planning and research institute; and Minister Reinaldo Salgado, the Head of the Energy Department in the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
The IEA looks forward to deepening its co-operation with Brazil, one of the most important countries on the global energy stage and a world leader in renewable energy, offshore oil and gas, and climate change policy.