IEA Executive Director meets with US Secretary of State

12 December 2011

International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven met with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on 28 November at the Department of State in Washington.

The two discussed the many uncertainties affecting energy markets in the world today, including the pace of recovery in Libyan oil production and the potential for continuing instability in the critical Middle East-North Africa region.

IEA efforts to reach out to non-member countries in order to ensure energy security, stable markets, and the transition to cleaner sources of energy were welcomed by Secretary Clinton, who congratulated Ms van der Hoeven on her recent appointment as Executive Director.

US State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual and IEA Deputy Executive Director Richard H. Jones also participated in the meeting.