Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi to follow up on the progress achieved in Eni’s exploration and production (E&P) activities in Egypt, according to Bassam Rady, the Spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency Facebook page.

The meeting was in the presence of the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, as well as a number of Eni officials.

During the meeting, Descalzi reviewed the advancements in the projects that Eni has been implementing in Egypt, including Zohr field.

Moreover, the CEO praised the current cooperation with the Egyptian companies and government, stressing that Egypt is one of Eni’s most important markets around the world. In addition, he expressed that the company is looking forward to expanding its investments in Egypt.

For his part, El Sisi hailed the fruitful partnership with Eni and its activities in Egypt. Furthermore, the President looks forward to continuing Eni’s activities in Egypt for more new discoveries, taking into consideration the promising opportunities in the Egyptian energy sector.

Also, El Sisi directed the ministry of petroleum and its affiliates to continue cooperating with Eni and overcoming any obstacles, considering the defined timeframes for its projects in Egypt, particularly Zohr field.