Egyptian and Cypriot officials have discussed the implementation of an African-European electricity project between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, Amwal Al Ghad reports.

The Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, met with Cypriot Ambassador to Egypt and President of Cyprus’ Euro Africa International Company, in order to boost cooperation between the two countries and to consolidate Egypt’s role as a regional energy hub in the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

During the meeting, Shaker pointed out the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Egypt Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) and Euro Africa International in order to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing the electricity interconnection project between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece.

The project aims to connect the African-European electricity between Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece, transforming Egypt into an important energy carrier for the European continent.

Shaker highlighted the interest of the electricity and renewable energy sector in the electricity linkage projects, and expressed his views that Egypt will become a pivotal point for the electrical connection between Europe and the Arab and African countries.