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08.08.2013 11:19
Cyprus, Israel and Greece Sign Energy Memorandum
The EuroAsia Interconnector Project which is planned to connect the electricity systems of the three countries via subsea cables was the main discussion topic

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cyprus, Israel and Greece on energy matters was signed August 7 in Nikosia, during a visit by Greek Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Yiannis Maniatis, as Famagusta Gazette reports.
Maniatis took part in a tripartite working meeting between the three countries to further enhance regional cooperation in Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus' Minister of Energy, Industry, Commerce and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis and Israeli Minister of Energy and Water Resources Silvan Shalom also participated in the meeting, ANSAmed reported. The three ministers expressed their support to the “EuroAsia Interconnector” project, which is planned to connect the electrical systems of the three countries via a subsea cable. A few days ago the project was included in EU projects of common interest.
During his visit, Maniatis will had bilateral talks with his Cypriot counterparts Lakkotrypis and Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Nikos Kouyialis gravitating towards current developments as regards natural gas exploration in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of Cyprus and Greece.

TAGS: EuroAsia Interconnector Project | electricity | system | interconnection | Mediterranean | Greece | Cyprus | Israel | energy policy 

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