The Arab Ministerial Council on Electricity adopted Resolution No. 240 of 6/4/2017, which includes the mandate of the Council Secretariat to start preparations for the fourth session of the Arab Forum for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The 4th ARFREE edition is entitled "Sustainable Energy: Investment - Employment - Technology". In addition, the Council Secretariat a memorandum from the State of Kuwait to host the forum on May 6 and 7, 2018 in the Kuwaiti capital.
This year ARFREE is held under the patronage of Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity & Water, State of Kuwait, H.E Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi and Secretary General of the League of Arab States H.E. Dr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit.
Organizers of ARFREE 4th edition are the League of Arab States, Ministry of Electricity and Water, State of Kuwait, The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.