Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, discussed with Karine El Harrar, Israeli Minister of Energy, in a telephone call, the latest developments in the natural gas sector in the region and bilateral cooperation to secure part of the European Union’s energy needs.
The two officials discussed the developments of the implementation plan of the tripartite memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt, Israel and the European Union, in addition to the next steps assigned to the working group in coordination with the Secretariat of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum. The two ministers also discussed potential areas of cooperation at the Cop27 Climate Summit, which Egypt will host next November.
El-Molla pointed out that bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the members of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum comes at the top of the agenda of the two parties in light of the dynamics of the energy market, which is witnessing rapid and continuous changes.
For her part, El Harrar said that Egypt is an important partner for Israel in all sectors, especially the energy sector, and hopes that the continuous cooperation with Eng. Tarek El Molla will strengthen future cooperation and achieve energy security for the region.
She added that the coming COP27 climate conference in Egypt will highlight the importance of the region in facing the climate change crisis.