The Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Co. (EGAS) signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding with Italy's Snam – a leading gas utility in Europe – to cooperate in the field of comprehensive management of natural gas infrastructure.
The memo was inked on the fringe of the EU-Egypt Sustainable Energy Business Forum which was launched in Cairo by Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tareq El-MOlla and EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.
Cañete has said "The EU and Egypt are strategic partners on energy. The potential for an even closer energy cooperation between the EU and Egypt is enormous, and I hope this visit will herald a new phase of closer and more intense relations amongst us. Egypt can lead the way of the clean energy transition in the Eastern Mediterranean and thus contribute to the Paris climate goals and the worldwide decarbonisation effort. Likewise, Egypt is becoming an upcoming important gas and electricity hub that can provide energy security for the EU and for the entire region. There is much to gain in terms of access to new sources of energy and market opportunities, for European and Egyptian citizens and businesses alike. The EU stands ready to support Egypt in its energy market reforms and to boost sustainable energy investment."