Estonia joins International Energy Agency

- Estonia becomes 29th member of International Energy Agency

ANKARA (AA) - Estonia completed the process of joining the International Energy Agency, the organization's Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven announced Friday. 

"We are delighted to welcome Estonia into the IEA. The country has made remarkable progress in transforming its energy sector," said Hoeven.

"Accession to the IEA is an important milestone for Estonia in order to become an active participant in global energy policy," said Urve Palo, Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications.

The International Energy Agency is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries such as United States, United Kingdom and Germany. IEA focuses on issues such as energy security, economic development in energy and environmental awareness.

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