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IEA Executive Director meets US Secretary of State

The pace of recovery in Libyan oil production was among the topics discussed.

12 December 2011

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

They 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.

The IEA’s 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 Jones also participated in the meeting.

Photo: © U.S. Department of State photo by Michael Gross.

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