The Minister of Energy participates in a High Level Conference on the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Cooperation
The Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, participated today in the proceedings of the High Level Conference, organized by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on “Building a Euro-Mediterranean Bridge: The Strategic Importance of EuroMed Gas and Electricity Networks in the Context of Energy Security”. The Minister was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Stelios Himonas, and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Tasos Tzionis.
At the conference the central role of Cyprus in the energy planning of the wider Eastern Mediterranean region was highlighted. In particular in their interventions the participants from Israel, Lebanon, Palestine and Greece stressed the importance of energy reserves in Eastern Mediterranean for the energy security of Europe as well as the important role of Cyprus as regards the energy planning. - 19.11.2014