France and America ask to join the East Mediterranean Gas Forum


France formally requested, during the third ministerial meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum in Cairo, to join the forum, and the Deputy Assistant US Secretary of Energy expressed his country’s desire to join as a permanent observer.

For his part, Tariq Al-Mulla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, welcomed France’s participation in the meeting and formally requested it to join the forum and the United States requested to join as a permanent observer, explaining that these requests will be approved by the founding members in accordance with the statute of the forum.

On the other hand, Al-Mulla indicated that he will ask for the addition of environmental protection fields in the World Bank studies he is preparing for the forum, as well as exploring the uses of renewable energies in addition to hydrogen.

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