The required procedures to deliver Egyptian natural gas to Lebanon is set to be complete in the next few weeks, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek El Molla  declared.

This comes in light of what was agreed during talks that were held in Cairo over two days with the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayad and the officials from both sides.

Supplying Lebanon with its needs of Egyptian gas comes under mandates from President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to help Lebanon overcome its energy crisis, El Molla noted.

He pointed out that the discussions with his Lebanese counterpart were successful and fruitful in laying down a roadmap for supplying Lebanon with Egyptian gas, including all technical, commercial, contractual aspects, and the supply mechanism. They also agreed on a timetable to complete the procedures. The process will also be coordinated with Jordan and Syria, as Egyptian gas will pass through their territories.