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President Aoun received a phone call from the US Ambassador, and was informed of the US administration’s decision to assist Lebanon in extracting electrical energy from Jordan, via Syria, through Egyptian gas.
President Aoun received a phone call from the US Ambassador, and was informed of the US administration’s decision to assist Lebanon in extracting electrical energy from Jordan, via Syria, through Egyptian gas.
19/08/2021

Negotiations are ongoing with the World Bank to secure financing for the price of Egyptian gas, the repair and strengthening of electricity transmission lines, and the required maintenance of gas pipelines.

 

President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun, received a phone call from the US Ambassador to Lebanon, Mrs. Dorothy Shea, this morning. Ambassador Shea informed the President that, in response to the deliberations she had with him during her recent visit to Baabda Palace, she was informed of a decision by the US administration to continue helping Lebanon to import electricity from Jordan, via Syria, by providing quantities of Egyptian gas to Jordan, enabling it to produce additional quantities of electricity to be placed on the network linking Jordan with Lebanon via Syria.

This process will also facilitate the transfer of Egyptian gas through Jordan and Syria to northern Lebanon.

Moreover, Ambassador Shea pointed out that the US side is exerting great efforts to accomplish these measures, and that negotiations are underway with the World Bank to secure financing for the price of Egyptian gas, repair and strengthening of electricity transmission lines, and the required maintenance of gas pipelines.

For his part, President Aoun thanked the US Ambassador for the efforts to achieve this step, which is in the interest of all the Lebanese who are going through a severe economic and living crisis, promising to make the required effort from Lebanon to achieve this project.

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