Welcome Message by H.E. Natasa Pilides

Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus is fully committed to transitioning to a green, circular economy, leveraging on sustainability and the use of renewable energy sources to achieve long-term sustainable growth.

Regional partnerships are key to achieving our mission, since it is only through collaboration with our neighbours and partners that we can lift Cyprus’s energy isolation, make the best possible use of our natural resources in a sustainable and responsible way, while also investing in skills and technologies of the future which can increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of our region as a whole.

Renewable energy production and storage, the liberalisation of our energy market, leveraging on technology to develop hydrogen solutions, as well as the effective use of natural gas as a stepping stone to complete decarbonisaton, are all cornerstones of our energy strategy.

I am confident that we can build on the already excellent collaboration with existing and future partners in order to achieve our mutual objectives.

I hope to welcome you all in person in November 2021 when Cyprus will host the Eastern Mediterranean Conference & Exhibition in Nicosia.



Natasa Pilides

Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry

Republic of Cyprus