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CYPRUS: Energy Minister in Cairo and Abu Dhabi to promote oil&gas cooperation

11 January, 2019

Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis is in Abu Dhabi to take part in the 9th General Meeting of the International Renewable Energy Sources Organisation (IRENA).

He will also participate in the Global Energy Forum of Atlantic Council think tank on January 11 on the sidelines of which he is scheduled to meet Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources of the US State Department Frank Fannon.

The Cypriot Energy Minister travels to Cairo for the first Ministerial Meeting on East Med Gas Forum which takes place on January 14.

The Ministerial meeting in Cairo is an initiative by Egypt to establish the East Mediterranean Gas Forum aiming towards a regional, technical and commercial cooperation between producers of natural gas, buyers and transit countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Cyprus will be a founding member of the Forum which is expected to facilitate the Permanent Secretariat of Trilateral Cooperation to be established in the island.