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Jordan and EU strengthen energy ties via Cyprus

Cyprus and Jordan form a technical team for energy collaboration

Newsroom / CNA

The desire for cooperation with Cyprus on the issue of Jordan's electricity connectivity with the EU was expressed by the Jordanian Minister of Energy during his meetings with the Cypriot Minister of Energy in Amman.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry, Minister George Papastasiou discussed ways to enhance cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan in energy, trade, investments, and business partnerships during the official visit of the President of Cyprus to Jordan.

Mr. Papastasiou had separate meetings with his Jordanian counterparts, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Saleh Ali Al-Kharabsheh, and the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Yousef Shamali, on Thursday morning. Later, he participated in a working lunch hosted by the Jordanian Businessmen Association.

During their private meeting, the Energy Ministers of Cyprus and Jordan reviewed the progress of both countries in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and discussed ways to strengthen their energy cooperation.

The Jordanian Energy Minister emphasized the importance of electric connectivity with the European Union through Cyprus and expressed the desire for cooperation in this area. It was also agreed, within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Cyprus and Jordan in 2014 for energy cooperation, to create a technical team from both countries to formulate a roadmap with clear actions to be implemented in the electricity and natural gas sectors, considering their existing cooperation with other regional countries in specific projects.

Following that, Mr. Papastasiou had a private meeting with the Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply, Yousef Shamali, during which they exchanged views on targeted and mutually beneficial bilateral trade development, primarily supporting private initiatives to enhance collaborations in both services and products sectors.

As part of this, it was agreed to organize business missions to Cyprus and Jordan, as well as the participation of government and/or private sectors in trade fairs in both countries. The two ministers also agreed to sign a Memorandum of Cooperation to identify specific commercial sectors in which Cyprus and Jordan will seek to enhance their collaboration.

The meetings of the Minister of Energy, Commerce, and Industry in Amman concluded with a working lunch hosted by the Jordanian Businessmen Association, where Mr. Papastasiou had the opportunity to present and discuss investment and business opportunities in Cyprus in crucial sectors of the economy, such as Renewable Energy, Hydrocarbons, Tourism, Education, Health, Shipping, Information and Communication Technologies, Professional Services, Real Estate, and Investment Funds.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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