The State Department has issued a statement reaffirming the United States' support for the energy cooperation partnership developing between Greece, Cyprus and Israel, as discussed at a meeting of energy ministers from the three countries in Athens on Wednesday.
Israel's Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Monday his country was hoping to sign a deal for the construction of the 2,000-kilometer EastMed pipeline, which will cross from Israel and Cyprus into Greece and Italy, "in a few weeks' time."
Israel expects a decision to go ahead with the construction of a 2,000 kilometer (1,243 mile) pipeline linking vast eastern Mediterranean gas resources to Europe to be made by early 2019, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters.
Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Energy Minister and son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is set to visit Israel by the end of this year to conclude an agreement for the building of a natural gas pipeline between the two countries.
Energy Minister Berat Albayrak is set to visit Israel by the end of this year to conclude an agreement for the building of a natural gas pipeline from the Jewish state to Turkey, the Israeli energy minister said on July 12.