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EAST MEDITERRANEAN STATES LOOK TO ACCELERATE REGIONAL GAS COOPERATION

Energy ministers from across the East Mediterranean met on July 25 to discuss how to accelerate the development of the region’s vast gas resources and to increase cooperation in a bid to pave the way for a “sustainable regional gas market.” Ministers from Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian National Authority met in Cairo as part of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), which they founded in January this year. With tensions high in the politically sensitive region, the forum’s aim is to ensure gas resources in the East Mediterranean can be developed economically and countries can “foster regional energy cooperation.”
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