EU energy commissioner to discuss gas supplies in Egypt on Monday
The EU, Egypt, and "Israel" are set to sign another agreement to export Israeli looted Palestinian gas via Egypt.
EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson is set to visit Egypt on Monday, February 13, for talks over the current global energy situation and potential as supplies to Europe.
Simson is scheduled to meet with the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla and the Israeli Energy Minister.
The three parties will focus on signing a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian gas and diversify gas imports.
The EU commissioner will additionally participate in the Egypt Petroleum Show and Exhibition Strategic Conference 2023, and hold a number of bilateral meetings.
Last year, a similar trilateral memorandum was signed by the same parties to increase gas supplies from "Israel" to Europe via Egypt.
"It is for us very important and I am very grateful that we are now discussing this fascinating project that you are willing to increase the deliveries of gas to the EU via Egypt and tomorrow we will already take a very big step with the signing of a trilateral memorandum of understanding between "Israel," the EU, and Egypt," European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said during a joint press conference with former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in occupied Al-Quds.
The agreement was also part of the EU's effort to reduce its reliance on Russia and secure its energy supplies from elsewhere.
Under this agreement, shipments of LNG from Egypt to Europe were expected to increase in the coming years.
“Today Egypt and 'Israel' make a commitment to share our natural gas with Europe and to help with the energy crisis,” Israeli Energy Minister Karine Elharrar said after the signing of the MoU in Cairo.