Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla held bilateral talks with US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm on the sidelines of his participation in the activities of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the ministry said in a statement.

During the meeting, the two officials discussed the current aspects of cooperation between Egypt and the US in the field of energy. Additionally, the meeting reviewed the developments of cooperation in the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), in which the US participates as an observer.

Moreover, they discussed the possibility of the two countries working together through the joint strategic dialogue initiative in the field of energy, as well as through the Net Zero World Initiative, which was recently launched by the US with Egyptian participation, in a way that contributes to assisting countries technically and financially in the field of energy transformation and the use of clean fuels to reduce emissions.

During the meeting, El-Molla pointed out that the strong relationship between Egypt and the US is based on solid foundations and a significant number of objectives that both nations have in common. He noted that bilateral cooperation in the field of energy has witnessed many significant developments, contributing to many achievements in this regard.