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Israel Energy Minister in Egypt for EastMed Gas Forum

Yuval Steinitz
Yuval SteinitzPhotographer: Ozan Kose/AFP via getty Images
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Israel’s energy minister, Yuval Steinitz, will meet his Egyptian counterpart and other oil ministers from the Mediterranean region at a gathering in Cairo as part of Egypt’s broader push to transform itself into a regional gas hub.

Also participating in the Cairo-hosted forum will be the energy ministers of Greece, Cyprus, and Jordan, along with representatives of the Palestinian Authority and Italy, with the focus on discussing “regional cooperation in the natural gas industry,” Israel’s energy ministry said in a statement. Egyptian Oil Minister Tarek El-Molla later confirmed the news in an interview Sunday evening with local TV channel Al Hayah.