Egypt and Cyprus to boost Eastern Med gas ties

Egypt and Cyprus plan to boost cooperation in developing gas infrastructure in the Easter Mediterranean.

Egypt’s petroleum and mineral resources minister Tariq Al-Mulla on Wednesday discussed plans to convert the East Mediterranean Gas Forum to an intergovernmental organization with Cyprus’s Minister of Energy Natasa Pilides.

The pair agreed to hold a further meeting within the next two weeks to complete the procedures for the forum.

The two countries also progressed talks to build a marine pipeline between the two countries to transfer natural gas from the Aphrodite gas field of Cyprus and re-export it through Egypt.

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