Jordan and Norway have agreed to sign several memorandums of understanding for cooperation in the fields of green hydrogen, renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration, according to Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh.
Following a visit to Norway by a delegation that included the Minister of Environment, representatives from the public and private sectors, and civil society institutions, Kharabsheh said in a statement on Saturday that he and the delegation discussed with Norwegian officials prospects for implementing joint cooperation programs to achieve energy security, diversification, and sustainability.
The minister stated that a discussion with the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Terje Aasland, focused on the prospects of advancing a MENA-Europe electrical interconnection to supply Europe with clean and affordable energy supplies.
Kharabsheh noted that the trip included meetings, as well as site visits, with energy-focused businesses in an effort to drum up investment in renewable energy, green hydrogen, and oil and gas exploration.
In a meeting with the Norwegian Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Espen Barth Eide, the delegation presented the steps Jordan has taken to combat the effects of climate change, including the climate change policy and the Nationally Determined Contributions document, which includes an increase in Jordan's commitment to reduce emissions by 31% by 2030.