Mexico plans to join the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries. It focuses on energy security, economic development, environmental awareness and engagement worldwide.
Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell presented an official letter declaring the Mexico’s interest in becoming a member of the IEA this week.
Once the IEA Governing Board has approved the formal request it will work with Mexico on the steps required to meet the conditions for the membership.
IEA Executive Director fatih Birol said: “I am delighted Mexico, a G20 member and significant energy producer and consumer, has decided to take this important step.
“This presents an excellent opportunity for the IEA to strengthen its ties with Mexico and opens the door to greater engagement across Latin America. It is a key step towards our objective of building a truly global international energy organisation.”