The Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, and the Minister of Energy in Israel, Yuval Steinitz, have agreed on working on an official agreement to link Leviathan field to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) units in Egypt through an offshore pipeline, a press release announced.

This came during their meeting to discuss the ways of joint cooperation to boost energy security in both countries.

The two ministers also argued a number of opportunities for energy independence for Palestinians through different projects such as developing Offshore Gaza field, establishing electric power station in Jenin, and supply natural gas to Palestinians.

During the meeting, the two parties expressed their support for establishing a robust and interconnected energy infrastructure in the Middle East to maximize the natural gas reserves and resources in the region.

Additionally, they affirmed the importance of the contribution to United Nation 2030 strategy as well as to the terms of Paris Agreement which aim at reducing greenhouse emissions by 2050 in addition to the other environmental targets.