Mexico seeking to join IEA ranks

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PARIS: The International Energy Agency (IEA) on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) said Mexico was seeking to join the organization that looks to ensure clean and affordable energy for its 29 members. The IEA said Mexican Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell had presented an official letter expressing the country’s desire to join. “I am delighted that Mexico, a G20 [Group of 20] member and significant energy producer and consumer, has decided to take this important step,” said IEA executive director Fatih Birol at a press conference in Paris with Coldwell, whose country is Latin America’s second-biggest economy. Mexico is the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation’s third-largest oil producer. The Paris-based IEA is the OECD’s energy arm.

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