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East Mediterranean Gas Forum charter to be signed on Tuesday

21/09/2020 14:04

The East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) charter is set to be signed via teleconference on Tuesday, morning. Cyprus will be represented by Energy, Commerce and Industry Minister Natasa Pilides.

The charter signing ceremony of EMGF will take place at the Presidential Palace at 1030 hours local time, an Energy Ministry press release says.

The ceremony officially establishes the international forum of which Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are members, it notes.

EMGF, it says, "constitutes a very important initiative by Egypt, as it makes the most of the excellent relations and cooperation between Eastern Mediterranean countries, in order to find ways to develop in the best possible way the region`s natural wealth, primarily natural gas."

Cyprus Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides will be present at the ceremony while Ambassadors of the member states in Cyprus and other officials have also been invited, the press release says.