Egypt, Israel Discuss Liquefying Israeli Gas at Egyptian Plants

Egypt's petroleum minister Tarek El-Molla and Israel's energy minister Karen El-Harr have discussed "future plans" for Israeli gas to be liquefied at Egyptian natural gas liquefaction plants for re-export, the ministers said in a joint statement on Monday.

The statement, which was published by the Egyptian Ministry of Energy on its Facebook account, stated that El-Molla and Al-Harr held bilateral talks over the phone that also dealt with their ongoing cooperation within the framework of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum.

The two ministers stressed the necessity and importance of strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the forum’s members to unlock the full potential of gas in the region, according to the statement.

Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla said that “strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of natural gas between the members of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum will have a fundamental impact and will extend beyond the eastern Mediterranean region.”

The statement quoted the Israeli Minister of Energy as saying that “Egypt is an important partner for Israel in all fields, where geographical proximity, in addition to the similarity of environmental characteristics, gives this cooperation in the energy sector great importance. for each country with the aim of achieving energy security for all the peoples of the region.”

- Staff & wire report

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