East Mediterranean Gas Forum
European Union Ambassador to Cairo Christian Berger said Tuesday that the union supports Egypt to become a major hub of energy in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean.
The two ministers stressed the importance of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum as a multilateral cooperation framework in the energy field.
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, witnessed with Natasha Peledis, Minister of Energy of Cyprus, Karen El Harar, Israeli Minister of Energy, and Saleh Kharabsheh, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of Jordan, the signing of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum with the Boston Consulting Group on the second phase of the long-term strategy of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum.
It added that the strategy reflects the basic objectives stipulated in the forum's charter in line with the global energy transition, emphasizing the importance of natural gas during the energy transition as it is the least carbon-intensive fossil fuel.
The minister said Mobarez will start his three-year term in January.
Therefore, “we need to build on the topics we discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) to support the global trend to achieve sustainable development,” Molla added.
Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek al-Mulla met with Chairman of the Palestinian Investment Fund Mohamed Mostafa.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum said, in a statement, Sunday that El-Molla held a session of talks with Granholm, on the sidelines of his participation in the World Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi approved the East Mediterranean Gas Forum’s (EMGF) charter, the official Gazette published on Thursday.
The seven member states of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum officially turned the alliance into a regional organization headquartered in Cairo.
The seven member states signed the charter on September 22, 2020.
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Deputy assistant US secretary of energy expressed his country's desire to join as a permanent observer.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Thursday with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry.