Jordan Hosts a Meeting to Extract Electricity and Gas From Egypt to Lebanon via Syria
Jordan will host tomorrow, Wednesday, the Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese energy ministers to discuss ways to enhance cooperation and deliver Egyptian gas to Lebanon via Syria.
Amman will host a four-way technical meeting for the energy ministers of Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan to follow up on the procurement of electricity and gas from Egypt to Lebanon via Syria.
The energy ministers will conduct discussions to reach a clear work plan and timetable for delivering gas to Lebanon, in addition to the logistical, technical, administrative, and financial requirements for the success of this agreement between the four countries.
Ghassan al-Zamil, Syrian Minister of Electricity, revealed that 87 kilometers of the electricity line linking Jordan and Syria to Lebanon have been partially destroyed and sabotaged during the past years.
Al-Zamil estimated the cost of rehabilitating the destroyed part of the line will take more than $10 million and four months of work. The Syrian minister pointed out that there is difficulty in importing some necessary supplies for the repair operations of the line due to the sanctions imposed on Syria.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Amman reported that Jordan will host Wednesday the Egyptian, Syrian and Lebanese energy ministers to discuss ways to enhance cooperation to deliver Egyptian gas to Lebanon via Jordan.
In the same context, it is worth mentioning that last Saturday, a Lebanese ministerial delegation held a meeting with the Syrian Foreign Minister, Faisal Mekdad, in Damascus. Secretary-General of the Lebanese-Syrian Supreme Council, Nasri Khoury, announced that Mekdad welcomed the Lebanese request to import energy through its territory.