PARIS — Israel’s Energy Minister Karine Elharar is participating today and tomorrow in the ministerial meeting of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, “Accelerating Global Action on Clean Energy and Energy Security.” Israel is in the process of joining this group, established a few years ago by members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Haim Assaraf, Israel’s ambassador to the OECD and other multilateral organizations, has been leading the process in cooperation with the Energy Ministry. Under his leadership, Israel has developed excellent working relations with the OECD and joined the Paris-based Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence. The same can be expected with the IEA. Israel, the startup nation, has a lot to contribute.