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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Sisi meets with Chairman of Euro Africa Interconnector to discuss linking Egypt, Cyprus’ electricity grids

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met yesterday with Chairman of the EuroAfrica Interconnector, Ioannis Kasoulides, to discuss plans to implement a USD 4 bn electrical connection project with Cyprus and Greece, according to an Ittihadiya statement. EuroAfrica had presented the government the day before with feasibility studies for a 1,707 km, 2,000 MW subsea power cable between Egypt and Cyprus. Shaker said that the ministry will review the studies before entering final talks with Cyprus on the details of the connection. No details are provided on the expected timeline for the project, which is expected to become part of a larger interconnection project between Europe and Africa.

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