Egyptian-Syrian-Cypriot talks on Egyptian gas exports
Egypt-Syria, Economics, 3/25/2002
Egyptian Petroleum Minister Sameh Fahmi said on Sunday he discussed with top Syrian and Cypriot officials the project of exporting Egyptian natural gas to Jordan and Lebanon via Syria and to Europe via Cyprus.
The Minister gave this statement following his tri-partite meetings with Syrian Oil and Mineral Wealth Minister Ibrahim Hadad and Cypriot Trade and Industry Minister Nicos Rolandis.
Talks also covered Cyprus needs of Egyptian natural gas, Fahmi said. He said that 50 per cent of the engineering studies and designs for this multi-national project have already been finished.
Fahmi said talks also covered the possibility of exporting liquefied Egyptian or Syrian gas to the European countries via Cyprus.
Emerging from his meeting with Fahmi, Hadad said they discussed the work of the Syrian Company which will run the gas pipeline between Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
He added that the two sides agreed that the company work should be run under the supervision of the oil ministers of the four countries.
Rolandis, on his part, said Cyprus's joining the European Union could help export the Egyptian gas to the European countries.
Meanwhile, Cypriot Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism hailed his talks in Cairo saying that they took place in a cordial atmosphere and contributed to building new bridges of cooperation between the two countries.
This came in statements he gave Saturday evening during a ceremony held in his honor by the Cypriot Embassy in Egypt.
Egypt is a friendly country that has always backed Cyprus in many international events and at all hard times, he said.
He said that Cyprus' admission into the European Union, which is expected to take place shortly, would help it become a link between the East and the West.
He said that relations between Egypt and Cyprus date back to the era of Queen Cleopatra and that they have always been built on the bases of mutual respect and cooperation.
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