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Asharq Alawsat: Electricity linkage with Egypt supports joint Arab power market

14 Arab states signed an MOA to establish a joint Arab electricity market, on the sidelines of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity.
09.04.17 | Interesting article at Asharq Alawsat

Fourteen Arab States signed a memorandum of accord to establish a joint Arab electricity market, on the sidelines of the Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity.

The Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity convened in its 12th session at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, under chairmanship of the State of Kuwait and with participation of the Arab electricity and energy ministries.

Addressing the meeting, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih stressed the importance of enhancing the Arab joint action on electrical energy, while lauding the achievements made by the council, mainly the Arab electricity linkage and the establishment of the Arab Common Electricity Market.

He added that the electricity linkage project with Egypt would greatly support the joint Arab power market, which he hoped would be linked in the future with European and African power networks.