Energy cooperation with Israel and Cyprus

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The repercussions of the international crisis on the energy market, the progress made in the construction of new infrastructures to increase energy security in the eastern Mediterranean and the prospects for supplying Europe with natural gas from the reserves of the region were discussed Monday in Jerusalem, during a trilateral meeting of the energy ministers of Greece, Israel and Cyprus.

Greek Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas spoke with his Israeli and Cypriot counterparts, Karine Elharrar and Natasa Pilides, respectively, about the effects of the international energy crisis, which worsened in because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The three ministers also discussed the deepening of the trilateral strategic cooperation and the flagship projects that are being promoted in the Eastern Mediterranean region, which will strengthen energy security and contribute to the diversification of energy sources and supply routes. , such as the EuroAsia interconnector. connecting the Greek, Cypriot and Israeli power grids and the EastMed gas pipeline.

The possibility of transporting LNG by ship from the Eastern Mediterranean to European markets taking advantage of the natural gas liquefaction facilities in Egypt was also discussed during the meeting.

Ministers further agreed to examine the possibility of an LNG terminal in Cyprus in order to optimize the use of natural gas reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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