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Palestine | Egyptian Energy Minister Meets Netanyahu in a Rare Visit


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received Egypt’s energy minister on Sunday.

Netanyahu told Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla that the discovery of natural gas in the Mediterranean Sea was an “amazing opportunity” for cooperation between Israel, Egypt, and other countries on energy and other matters.

Speaking at the start of their meeting, Netanyahu called the visit an “important day” for the countries’ relationship and said there was enough gas for both to supply their own citizens and become major exporters.

El-Molla said that he was looking forward to talks at the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), which comprises Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and the Palestinian Authority.