Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek al-Molla and Israeli Minister of Energy, Karine Elharrar discussed over a phone call on 9 August future plans regarding the liquefaction of Israeli gas at Egyptian natural gas liquefaction plants prior to re-exportation, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum announced. The two ministers also discussed ongoing cooperation between Egypt and Israel in the field of natural gas within the framework of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF). Mr Molla and Ms Elharrar stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation among EMGF members, in order to maximise benefit from the full potential of natural gas in the region.
“Enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of natural gas among EMGF members will have a major impact that will go beyond the eastern Mediterranean region” Mr Molla commented. For her part, Ms Elharrar stressed that Egypt is an important partner to Israel in several fields. She explained that the geographical proximity of the two countries and their close environmental characteristics underscore cooperation in the energy sector. “I hope that we benefit from the capabilities and expertise of each country [of EMGF] in order to achieve energy security for all the peoples of the region,” she said.
10 August 2021