In a meeting between Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayad, Egypt was commended for its role in providing the support that Lebanon needs to overcome the current energy crisis.

Officials at the meeting, which was also attended by Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla and Lebanese Ambassador Ali Al-Halabi, discussed the importance of standing by Lebanon during this difficult phase in the country’s history. According to a statement from the Cabinet, Madbouly also highlighted directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to be committed to supporting Lebanon and expressed Egypt’s wishes of success for the new Lebanese government headed by his counterpart Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

Meanwhile, Fayad pointed out that he was keen to make Egypt the first country to visit after assuming his duties, in appreciation of its pivotal role in the Middle East and its efforts to support Lebanon.

Moreover, Fayad discussed the results of the talks that he held with the El Molla, regarding the Egyptian natural gas exports to Lebanon that is expected to help resolve the country’s energy crisis.