The energy ministers of IEA (International Energy Agency) Member countries met in Paris (France) on 28-29 April 2003 and agreed that Energy Security, Environmental Protection and Economic Growth remain the IEA’s robust guiding principles for energy policy. They underlined their readiness to combat any disruption of oil supplies, while recognizing the fact that meeting the longerterm challenges of maintaining a secure, efficient and safe energy system will require near term actions. The Ministers promoted international co-operation in the world energy markets, and especially noted the increasing importance of IEA non-member countries. They also reaffirmed their commitment to promoting a sustainable energy future, and to meeting the social environmental and economic challenges this entails.

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