PM holds talks with Egyptian energy minister

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Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh (right) meets with Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker on November 28, 2021. (Photo: Petra)
Amman  — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Sunday held talks with Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker, just as the two countries reached an agreement to ramp up the capacity of the Jordanian-Egyptian power interconnection grid to 1,000MW, from 500MW.اضافة اعلان

The premier underscored the "deep-rooted and distinguished" relations the two countries have in various fields thanks to the support of His Majesty King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel FattahEl-Sisi.

Khasawneh also said that Jordan and Egypt agree on a host of Arab, regional and international issues, and have a common vision of how to fulfil the aspirations of the two peoples, stressing that Jordan is committed to enhancing prospects for joint cooperation in all fields.

He commended the outcome of the talks between the two countries' energy ministers, which ended up in the agreement to raise the power interconnection capacity.

Khasawneh was briefed by the Jordanian and Egyptian energy ministers on plans to expand the power grid capacity, means to develop the electricity sector, and create new markets for importing and exporting electricity to enable both countries to exchange energy with countries in the region and Europe.

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