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Mediterranean, a working group for energy cooperation

First interministerial summit between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the United States

scale.jpgReinforcing cooperation in the sector of energy and infrastructure in the Eastern Mediterranean was the key topic of the first interministerial summit between Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the United States. For this purpose, it was decided to establish a high-level working group that will “determine specific energy projects and propose the tools to promote their implementation.”
The summit held in Athens was attended by Ministers of Energy Kostas Hatzidakis (Greece), Georgios Lakkotrypis (Cyprus), Yuval Steinitz (Israel) and the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon.
The main new aspect of the meeting that took place in the capital city of Greece on Wednesday was precisely the presence of the representative from Washington. Fannon underlined that cooperation in the energy sector “can be a bridge for broader political stability.”
Moreover, the ministers “have agreed to support the energy independence of their countries and establish an energy corridor in the Eastern Mediterranean.”

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09 August 2019 - 14:24 CEST