特納市長本週四在市府廣場以紅地毯歡迎西非尼日亞總統巴索及來自安哥拉、 加彭、 衣索匹亞 、塔桑尼亞、 馬拉威、 剛果及幾內亞等非洲國家能源及部會首長， 歡迎他們前來參加首屆非洲能源高峰會。
歡迎會後， 市長和休斯敦几家能源公司和非洲代表們舉行了多塲之硏討會， 市長表示 休斯敦成為世界能源之都， 我們把各界代表集聚一堂，共同商討商機及未來之挑戰。我們認為，能源是非洲最重要之課題， 我們大家將提出合作具體方案， 建立美國和非洲各國更緊密之關係。
硏討會結束之後， 特納市長於週五在休斯敦藝術博物館設晚宴招待非洲各國代表及領事外交代表， 當晚精彩之節目及丰盛菜餚為大會劃上圓滿之句點。
Houston’s First African Energy Summit
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomed African heads of state, ministers and Houston-based energy executives and business leaders to the inaugural Houston African Energy Summit.
The guests at the two-day event included the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum and Hilda Suka-Mafudze, the African Union Ambassador to the United States. The mayor also greeted representatives from Angola, Namibia, Senegal, Congo, Uganda, Chad, Guinea and South Sudan.
After the welcoming ceremony, the mayor led a roundtable discussion that included, but was not limited to, the fossil fuel and hydrocarbon industry, natural gas, renewable power generation, including hydrogen, coal, solar, and wind power projects.
As the energy capital of the world, the mayor said, “My goal is to bring all sides to the table to have the necessary discussion, bring people together, build relationships and challenge you all to find opportunity.”
After the meeting, the mayor hosted a dinner party for all of the delegations at the Houston Fine Arts Museum.
I attended the event and met many of the delegates during the beautiful evening.