The US Department of Energy has shed line on the three-day visit made by its Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to Egypt where he launched the “US-Egypt Strategic Energy Dialogue” aimed at bolstering bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, bringing both public and private sector closer, the US Department of Energy said in its statement on Septemeber 12.

The bilateral Strategic Energy Dialogue covers myriad energy aspects and latest technologies in the domain of oil and natural gas development, including energy trade, clean coal technology, carbon capture utilization and storage, bio-economy, energy efficiency and renewable energy, green building technologies, smart grids, and energy capacity building.

The launch of the Dialogue was first initiated during a meeting between Egyptian President Abdul Fatah El Sisi and his US counterpart, and later one, furthered by U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry’s bilateral engagements during his recent visit to Egypt.

The Strategic Dialogue also underscores the continued US support for the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) and appreciates Egypt’s role as a regional energy hub.

During his visit, Brouillette had talks with his Egyptian counterparts discussing the joint ventures between Egyptian and US companies in various oil industries, with a focus on the US recently operating companies in Egypt such as Exxon Mobil Corporation which play major role in raising the growth rate in crude oil and natural gas sector