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Israel, US, UAE, Bahrain to cooperate on energy

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz participated in a first-of-its-kind meeting with his counterparts from the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to create a platform of cooperation.

The energy ministers of Israel, the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain — Yuval Steinitz, Dan Brouillette, Suhail al Mazrouei and Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, respectively — participated Dec. 14 in a historic, quadruple virtual meeting, with the goal to establish a platform for a comprehensive dialogue on energy issues. The new platform will facilitate the exchange of ideas and the creation of joint ventures in the fields of petrol, natural gas, electricity, efficient use of energy, renewable energies, research and development, and more.

The four ministers said they hope for other countries in the region to join the platform in the future, once these countries establish ties with Israel. They also said the group intends to work with the Palestinians to find solutions for the energy challenges they face. In particular, the four countries will study possible solutions on energy sources, electricity, infrastructure and technology.

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