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Mikati, Madbouly discuss process of exporting Egyptian gas to Lebanon

El-Sisi receives Mikati in Sharm El-Sheikh, affirms full solidarity with Lebanon




El-Sisi receives Mikati in Sharm El-Sheikh, affirms full solidarity with Lebanon

Cairo - Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, on Monday received at his place of residence in Sharm Al-Sheikh, Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, following the inaugural session of the World Youth Forum hosted by Egypt.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Lebanese official delegation that included Minister of Youth and Sports, George Kallas, and Lebanon's Ambassador to Egypt Ali Al-Halabi.

During the meeting, President El-Sisi affirmed full solidarity with Lebanon, especially in the stifling circumstances it is going through, expressing Egypt's readiness to supply Lebanon with Egyptian gas in accordance with the signed treaties, and gave his directives to facilitate this matter and expedite its implementation.

Premier Mikati, in turn, highlighted Egypt’s role, thanking it for supporting Lebanon.

Mikati, Madbouly discuss process of exporting Egyptian gas to Lebanon

Cairo-  Prime Minister, Najib Mikati, currently on an official visit to Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh, on Monday held a meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, in the presence of an accompanying Lebanese official delegation including Minister of Youth and Sports, George Kallas, and Lebanon's Ambassador to Egypt, Ali Al-Halabi.

On the Egyptian side, Egyptian Minister of Energy, Mohamed Shaker, and Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, Tarek El-Molla, attended the meeting.

Discussions reportedly focused on the process of exporting Egyptian gas from Egypt to Lebanon.

Meanwhile, both sides agreed to sign a preliminary agreement between Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, pending a final US exemption the “Caesar Act” sanctions.

On another level, the Egyptian Prime Minister informed Mikati that Egypt was preparing a shipment of medical and food aid to be sent to Lebanon by sea.

It has also been agreed to export Lebanese agricultural produce to Egypt.

On another level, Prime Minister Najib Mikati contacted by phone Iraqi House Speaker, Muhammad al-Halbousi, whom he congratulated him on his re-election.

 




 














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