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AFRICA OIL AND POWER 2019 : H. E. OUSMANE NDIAYE PERMANENT SECRETARY, COS-PETROGAZ

Presentation

SPEECH BY MR. CISSE, SENEGALESE OF MINISTER OF PETROLEUM AND ENERGY

Africa Oil and Power 2019

AFRICA Oil AND POWER CONFERENCE

Her Excellency the Ambassador with the Minister of Petroleum His Excellency M. CISSE

AOP to Honor Senegal President as “Africa Oil Man of the Year”

Cape Town, 24 June, 2019 — H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will be bestowed with the prestigious “Africa Oil Man of the Year” award during the Africa Oil & Power conference, to be hosted October 9-11, 2019 in Cape Town. The President will be presented the award during the conference and will present the keynote address during the annual conference.

Senegal is a global hotspot for oil and gas discoveries — well-known as the place in Africa to make major oil and gas finds, due in large part to a decade-long campaign by Sall to improve transparency, create an attractive investment environment and spark new growth.

“As African countries across the continent aim to spur growth and diversify economically, Senegal is a prime example of a country making energy work — creating an enabling environment for business to succeed, attracting huge international investments, while providing for a strong local capacity and downstream investment options,” said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power. “

H.E. Macky Sall is one of Africa’s top leaders, not just in oil and gas, but as an advocate for overall economic success. We are honored to present him this award.”

Sall first worked as the CEO of Petrosen from 2000 – 2001, before becoming the country’s Minister of Mines Energy and Hydraulics in 2001. After a long political career in Senegal, Sall was elected president of Senegal in 2012, and pushed through a series of reforms to revive Senegal’s economy and attract international investors.

“In a continent where border disputes have held back the development of offshore resources, President Macky Sall insists on a more productive outcome. He worked with his counterpart of Mauritania, H.E. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, to secure an agreement to jointly develop offshore resources for the mutual benefit of both countries” said Jude Kearney, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Service Industries and Finance at the U.S. Department of Commerce during the Clinton Administration and currently President of Kearney Africa Advisors.

This form of agreement represents the best practice for the development of cross-border resources, and in this particular case is based on the landmark Frigg Agreement of 1976 between the UK and Norway. That case showed that when leaders work together resources can be developed peacefully to benefit the people of both nations.

“The agreement between Mauritania and Senegal paved the way for the development of the Tortue field through cross-border unitization, with a 50%-50% initial split of costs, production, and revenue, as well as a mechanism for future equity redeterminations based on field performance. It takes leadership, vision and foresight to get this done”. Continued Kearney
Today, Senegal has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is the fastest growing economy in West Africa. Sall has closely guided the development of two multi-billion-dollar oil projects off the coast of Senegal — the world-class SNE oilfield and the Greater Tortue/Ahmeyim gas project. The Greater Tortue project reached FID in December of 2018, and has already awarded several initial contracts, including the EPCIC contract for the development of the needed FPSO to Technip for an estimated $500 million to $1 billion. The SNE oilfield is expected to reach FID this year. Both projects are scheduled to start producing export revenues in the early 2020s.

To ensure the country’s new oil revenue will directly benefit the country, Sall advocated for a new hydrocarbons code, which was approved by the national assembly this year, and he also created the agency Cos-Petrogaz to oversee the oil and gas sector and issue licenses. Other reforms aimed at promoting transparency included limiting the presidential terms from seven years to five years, to be renewed once, and launching the Emerging Senegal Plan in 2014, which provides detailed planning for Senegal’s continued social and economic development.

The fourth annual Africa Oil & Power, to be held from Oct. 9-11 in Cape Town, has a theme of “Make Energy Work” that will focus on how oil, gas and power can generate greater opportunities for the people of African nations and stimulate sustainable economic growth.
Africa Oil & Power industry leaders will celebrate Sall’s notable achievements and spark conversations on Making Energy Work throughout the continent.

The last recipient of this award was OPEC Secretary General, H.E Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo. H.E. Barkindo guided OPEC through one of its most turbulent periods, with a sustained oil price decline and a loss in global market share. He is credited with restoring market stability on a global scale through the landmark deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut oil production.

74 th SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

 

Speech by PR Yale University September 25, 2019

MRS MAHLATSE OF MAN AUTOMOBILE, RECEIVED IN HEARING BY HER EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR SAFIATOU NDIAYE

Her Excellency Ambassador Safiatou NDIAYE received in audience, on September 19, 2019, Ms. Mahlatse NDABANE, Export Sales Manager of MAN AUTOMOBILE, PTY.Ltd, South Africa, accompanied by her associate.

MEETING WITH THE SENEGAL COMMUNITY IN JOHANNESBURG

Her Excellency Mrs. Safiatou NDIAYE, Ambassador of Senegal in South Africa, met Saturday, September 14, 2019, the Senegalese Community established in Johannesburg (at the headquarters of Dahira Tidiane). As in Pretoria, she wanted to meet the compatriots to discuss the security situation in South Africa.

Taking advantage of the Anniversary of the disappearance of the late El Hadj Serigne Abdou Aziz SY DABAKH, Her Excellency Safiatou Ndiaye recalled the immense work accomplished by the Religious Guides in Senegal in the preservation of peace and national harmony. She then urged the audience to appropriate the wise teachings of these Girl Guides, which can serve as a haven in an increasingly hectic world.

In speaking out on the waves of violence noted in South Africa, the Ambassador invited the Dahira Chiefs to increase the community’s awareness of the security measures to be adopted during these disturbances. She then informed about the personal involvement of the President of the Republic for the preservation of the interests of our fellow citizens, not without mentioning the steps taken by the Embassy to the South African authorities since the beginning of the events.

The Religious Guides, on the other hand, congratulated the excellent relationship between the Embassy and the Community and prayed to all the compatriots living in South Africa.

DEATH OF THE FORMER INDONESIAN PRESIDENT

Signature of the condolence register

LETTER OF APPRECIATION OF THE SENEGAL COMMUNITY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Letter of appreciation of the Senegal Community in South Africa

MEETING WITH THE SENEGALESE COMMUNITY IN PRETORIA

On Saturday 07 September 2019, HE Mrs. Safiatou NDIAYE, Ambassador of Senegal in South Africa, and her team met with the Senegalese community based in Pretoria, at the local Dahira Mourides and Tidianes headquarters. The meeting’s discussions, which are part of the Ambassador’s proximity visits, revolved around the unfortunate events recently noted in South Africa.

During his speech, the Ambassador reminded the audience of the noble missions assigned to the Embassy, ​​including diplomatically, politically, economically but also culturally. She then informed about the different daily activities undertaken by the Representation, ranging from high-level meetings with the country’s Authorities to the assistance of compatriots in difficulty, through participation in conferences, forums and other major events aimed at strengthening the cooperation links between Senegal and the countries of the jurisdiction.

On the situation prevailing in South Africa, HE Mrs. Safiatou Ndiaye said that the Head of State is monitoring the situation very closely and that he has given instructions so that the lives and interests of compatriots are better safeguarded. . She also recalled that she is in constant contact with the Presidents of Senegalese associations and Dahiras for real-time monitoring of events in each province.

For their part, the compatriots have, in turn, magnified the steps taken so far by the Ambassador and have welcomed the quality of the reception that is reserved for them at the Embassy, ​​on a daily basis. They also pointed to some concerns, such as the disadvantageous border controls at the airport and the roadside checks where they are sometimes dispossessed of their property.

On all these points, the Ambassador first invited the community to communicate more with the embassy so that it can intervene properly with the South African authorities. She went on to say that her staff have taken good note of the various interventions and that a follow-up of the cases mentioned will be ensured.

Finally, Madam Ambassador thanked the community for the warm welcome, not without calling for vigilance and compliance with the laws and regulations of South Africa with which Senegal has excellent relations.

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