Egypt’s  Minister of Petroleum Eng. Sameh Fahmy and Croatian Minister of Finance Ivan Suker discussed means of boosting joint cooperation between both countries in the domains of petroleum, gas, and refining during a meeting held in Cairo, in the presence of the Croatian Ambassador to Cairo.
The two ministers exchanged their points of view on global oil and energy issues, securing supplies in addition to the exchange of expertise and human cadres in the petroleum industry in both countries.
They reviewed the status of Croatian INA NAFTA Co. acting in Egypt by two petroleum exploration agreements at the Western Desert in participation with German and Italian companies. The Croatian company succeeded to achieve a significant oil discovery in the Western Desert near Al Hamra port facilities in the Alamein area.
Suker expressed his country’s desire of increasing the Croatian companies’ activities in the oil and gas exploration and production domain.
In addition, he praised the distinctive relations as well as the credibility of the Egyptian Petroleum Sector in dealing with the foreign companies, operating in Egypt as it provides all its potentialities to achieve the planned programs.

(MoP)