On Monday, October 19, 2015, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz launched the 2015 U.S.-Israel Energy Dialogue. The dialogue, held regularly since 2011, includes staff exchanges and discussions in the areas of natural gas development, cybersecurity, energy-water nexus, civil nuclear energy, and research and development activities. Secretary Moniz and Minister Steinitz delivered opening remarks in which they highlighted the importance of the dialogue as an opportunity for both the United States and Israel to learn from each other’s experience and to identify key energy priorities.
The opening session was followed by a day-long, in-depth series of meetings focused on the five key areas. The dialogue concluded with a discussion of energy security, and a charge to continue work through ongoing dialogue and exchanges.