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First meeting, Jul 1991, Paris (France).


Serve as the neutral facilitator of informal, open, informed and continuing global energy dialogue; foster greater mutual understanding and awareness of common energy interests among members; promote a better understanding of the benefits of stable and transparent energy markets for the health of the world economy, the security of energy supply and demand, and the expansion of global trade and investment in energy resources and technology; identify and promote principles and guidelines that enhance energy market transparency, stability and sustainability; narrow the differences among energy producing, consuming and transit member states on global energy issues and promote a fuller understanding of their interdependency and the benefits to be gained from cooperation through dialogue among them, as well as between them and energy related industries; promote the differences among energy producing, consuming the inter-relationships among energy, technology, environmental issues, economic growth and development; build confidence and trust through improved information sharing among states; facilitate the collection, compilation and dissemination of data, information and analyses that contribute to greater market transparency, stability and sustainability.


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Ministerial Meetings (every 2 years). Executive Board, comprising representatives of Ministers responsible for energy matters from 31 member states; chaired by the host state of the forthcoming Ministerial Meeting. Secretariat, based in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) since Dec 2003.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy



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