Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla and his Jordanian counterpart Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for bilateral cooperation in the fields of mining, oil, gas, and petrochemical industry.
The MoU signing took place during El Molla’s visit to Jordan to participate in the regional conference for the future energy dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa and Europe, which was organized by the Ministry of Energy in Jordan.
After the signing in the Jordanian capital, Amman, El Molla clarified that the MoU comes within the framework of continuous cooperation between Jordan and Egypt and culminates in cooperation and integration between the energy sectors in the two countries, pointing out that the MoU identifies areas of cooperation and a roadmap that will be followed up by work teams that will report every six months on achievements and work stages.
“Jordan and Egypt are distinguished by phosphate, which is exported and manufactured locally,” El Molla said, pointing out that “the MoU allows more cooperation in this field to serve the interests of the two brotherly countries and peoples.”
Meanwhile, Al-Kharabsheh said that the MoU comes within the framework of strengthening joint cooperation relations between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Arab Republic of Egypt in the field of mineral wealth, petrochemical industries as well as oil and gas, based on the existing friendly relations between the two countries.
In accordance with the MoU, expertise, studies, and information related to the field of mineral resources and petrochemical industries will be exchanged.
The MoU further aims to exchange experiences and cooperate in training human cadres, including training technical cadres in the fields of mineral resources, petrochemical industries, as well as oil and gas.