On the sidelines of COP27, Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, held a meeting with a Belgian delegation from the Port of Antwerp, DEME Group, and Greenville to review the proposed future activities for bilateral cooperation in clean fuels, mainly natural gas and green hydrogen.
During the meeting, the Belgian delegation presented the capabilities and expertise that can be provided to Egypt in the field of benefiting from clean fuel sources, stressing their interest in the Egyptian market and that Egypt is one of the most suitable countries to invest in clean energy activities and projects and to expand the work of Belgian companies to implement this type of project.
The Belgian delegation also pointed out the great importance of Egypt in the field of green hydrogen, praising the steps that Egypt is currently taking to enter this industry so that it can become one of the largest suppliers to the European market and the Eastern Mediterranean.
For his part, El-Molla stressed that there are important efforts between Egypt and Belgium to enhance cooperation in the energy field to achieve mutual benefit, pointing to the importance of petroleum ports, infrastructure and facilities that Egypt enjoys as a key factor in the success of energy cooperation projects with all European partners. Representatives of the Belgian company DEME Group praised Egypt’s efforts to reduce emissions, pointing out that the success stories achieved by the company in energy projects in the port of Antwerp can be applied in Egypt.