President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced that Egypt will obtain a surplus of natural gas by April 2019, Al Ahram Gate reported.

The president made his remarks during a dinner organized by the Business Council for International Understanding, held on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.

Egypt’s geographical location enables it to be an important trading hub between the African and European markets, El Sisi stated.

He admitted that Egypt had experienced problems in its energy sector, but told attendees that the country was overcoming them.