Shortly after the November 15th meeting between the petroleum ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El Molla, met with King Abdullah of Jordan. The ministers meeting made international news, as the three states signed a cooperation agreement to export Iraqi oil and gas to Jordan and Egypt.

The Jordan Times reports that King Abdullah voiced his support for the effort to build a pipeline from Basra, Iraq to Aqaba, Jordan and on to Egypt. The King voiced his desire for greater cooperation in the fields of energy cooperation and coordination due to the important role energy can play in alleviating regional problems.