Natural Gas Cooperation in the Eastern Med

Regional states have formed a coordination forum.

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On July 25, in light of numerous recent natural gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, the energy ministers of Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories gathered to form a committee. This group, the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF), is intended to promote respect for the rights of its members to their natural resources. The forum is an expression of the changing face of the region, in which political and military rivalries and animosities are overshadowed by economic interests, even as some regional states, including Lebanon, Syria and Turkey, have yet to join.

Natural Gas Cooperation in the Eastern Med

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