Cyprus Cabinet approves Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum charte, Minister hails initiative as “important”

The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) is a very important initiative by Egypt, said Energy Minister Natasa Pilides on Tuesday, after a Cabinet meeting that approved the Forum’s charter.
The regional organization was launched at Egypt’s initiative and involves seven countries, with Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian authority as its founding members, she explained. The EMGF “utilizes the excellent relations and the cooperation among Eastern Mediterranean countries, in order to find the best possible way to make use of the region’s natural wealth, first and foremost natural gas,” Pilides added.


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