Energy minister: No dealings with Israel, now or in future
Khalifa Gab Allah - Al-Masry Al-Youm for Journalism and Publication Thu,
18/02/2010 - 21:58
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy on Thursday rejected recent reports
in the international media about planned Egyptian electricity projects to be
undertaken in cooperation with Israel.
According to ministry spokesman Aktham Abul Ela, Israel is not one of the
eight countries involved in the ongoing regional electricity grid project.
"Our agreements with other countries in the region are all public
knowledge," he said.
On Thursday, Israeli Trade and Industry Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer had
announced that Israel was participating in a joint project with Egypt to
produce electricity on Egyptian territory. The scheme, he said, aimed to
supply both countries with electricity and export surplus energy to third
Israeli Radio quoted Ben-Eliezier, during a recent conference on renewable
energy in Eilat, as saying that the project would be built "with Israeli
In a related development, the Jordanian Research Institute announced at the
conference that Jordan, Israel and the US had plans to build joint power
stations with the aim of producing energy from organic waste.
Translated from the Arabic edition.