Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2019
On October 24, the United States and Poland convened the Warsaw Process working group on energy security in Warsaw, Poland. Nearly 40 countries attended the working group, which discussed a range of issues vital to the security, reliability, and resilience of the energy sector in the Middle East. Working group participants emphasized the importance of greater collaboration to increase energy sector security, boost investment, and maintain the stability of the global oil market. Delegations also shared best practices and practical steps nations can take in the region to protect critical infrastructure, ensure the supply chain integrity of petroleum products, and promote diversity of energy sources.
The Warsaw Process is a comprehensive approach to addressing insecurity in the Middle East. It includes countries, institutions, and non-governmental actors determined to engage meaningfully in multilateral, solutions-oriented efforts.
The working group on energy security is the fourth working group to convene as part of the Warsaw Process. Previously, the working group on cybersecurity met in Seoul, Republic of Korea (October 7-8), the working group on human rights met in Washington, D.C., United States (October 10-11), and the working group on maritime and aviation security met in Manama, Bahrain. The working group on missile proliferation will meet next in Bucharest, Romania on November 14.
For the working group summary statement released following the conclusion of the meeting, see: https://pl.usembassy.gov/working_group_energy_security/