The Ministry of Electricity and Energy on Thursday rejected recent reports in the international media about planned Egyptian electricity projects to be undertaken in cooperation with Israel.
According to ministry spokesman Aktham Abul Ela, Israel is not one of the eight countries involved in the ongoing regional electricity grid project. "Our agreements with other countries in the region are all public knowledge," he said.
On Thursday, Israeli Trade and Industry Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer had announced that Israel was participating in a joint project with Egypt to produce electricity on Egyptian territory. The scheme, he said, aimed to supply both countries with electricity and export surplus energy to third parties.
Israeli Radio quoted Ben-Eliezier, during a recent conference on renewable energy in Eilat, as saying that the project would be built "with Israeli technology."
In a related development, the Jordanian Research Institute announced at the conference that Jordan, Israel and the US had plans to build joint power stations with the aim of producing energy from organic waste.
Translated from the Arabic edition.