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Egypt looks for boost from gas deal with Israel, EU

The EU, Egypt and Israel signed an agreement for the export of natural gas to Europe, which would reduce the latter’s dependence on Russian gas.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (4th-R) poses for a group photo with the EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson (6th-R), Egypt's Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Mulla (5th-R), Israeli Minister of Energy Karine Elharrar (3rd-R) and other officials during the signing ceremony of a trilateral natural gas deal during the ministerial meeting of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum, Cairo, Egypt, June 15, 2022.

CAIRO — The European Union, Israel and Egypt signed a deal June 15 to boost the export of natural gas from Israel to Europe via Egypt.

The signing of the agreement came during the 7th ministerial meeting of the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) held in Cairo.

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