Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia Probe Cooperation in
Feb 9, 2008 - BBC Monitoring Middle East
The electricity ministers of Egypt, Syria and Saudi
Arabia probed ways to promote cooperation in the electricity
and energy domains Saturday [9 February] on the sidelines
of the 23rd session of the Arab electricity ministers
council's executive bureau.
A technical and economic feasibility study on the
electricity grid between Egypt and Saudi Arabia has
been completed, Egypt's Minister of Electricity and
Energy Hasan Yunis said, adding that with the completion
of the Egyptian-Saudi Arabia power grid Egypt would
have reached integrated power grids with the majority
of Arab states.
With this grid, Egypt has electricity linkage with
Syria, Jordan and Libya which are expected to be linked
up with Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco and
then Saudi Arabia will be linked up with the Gulf
and Yemen, he added.
Originally published by MENA news agency website,
Cairo, in Arabic 1518 9 Feb 08.
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