Jordan will host a quartet meeting on Wednesday to discuss the delivery of Egyptian gas to Lebanon

Jordan will host a quartet meeting on Wednesday to discuss the delivery of Egyptian gas to Lebanon

The Jordanian capital will host a four-way meeting on Wednesday that brings together the energy ministers of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt to discuss the supply of the Republic of Lebanon with Egyptian gas through the Jordan region.

In a statement issued by Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, “at the invitation” of Minister Hala Jawati, Jordan will host next Wednesday in the capital Amman, “the energy ministers of the three countries” to discuss ways to Jordan. Increase cooperation to deliver Egyptian gas to Lebanon through

A Lebanese ministerial delegation on Saturday held a meeting with officials in Damascus in the first high-level official visit to Syria, aimed at discussing gas and energy imports from Egypt, Jordan through Syria. .

For months, Lebanon has been witnessing fuel shortages reflected in various sectors including hospitals, ovens, communications and food items, in light of an economic crisis that has been worsening for two years and has been ranked by the World Bank as one of the worst. has been classified. in the world since 1850.

Syria, in turn, suffers from a serious electric energy crisis as a result of the conflict that has been going on since 2011, due to economic sanctions imposed on it.

And last month, the Lebanese president announced, notifying it, of Washington’s approval to help Lebanon draw electricity and gas from Egypt and Jordan through Syria. In practice, the US pledge means Washington’s agreement to exempt Lebanon from sanctions imposed on Syria, which prohibits any financial or commercial transactions with it.


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