Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (L), Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) - Press photo
CAIRO – 26 September 2017: The American University in Cairo (AUC) held on Monday a workshop, where experts and academics from the three Eastern Mediterranean countries, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece discussed ways of cooperation in the petroleum and security fields.
The workshop provided innovative ideas and joint researches to translate such partnership and common projects among the three Eastern Mediterranean countries.
Nabil Fahmy, Dean of School of Global Affairs at American University in Cairo (AUC), delivered the opening address stressing that there is a need to more commercial agreements to make a link between Eastern Mediterranean and Europe.
“Renewable energy is the only solution for the future. We can integrate all types of energy to renewable, adding Zafarana area is one of the resource of Egypt renewable energy,” said Amr Serag Eldin, a professor at the Department of Petroleum in AUC.
For his part, Theodoros Tskiris, a professor of Energy policy in University of Nicosia (UNIC,) pointed out that we have expectations to increase our volume of Petroleum through Zohr Field, and that there are other areas in Egypt and Cyprus that needed to be discovered.
The workshop also discussed critical issues that our region faces and that poses a big need for more and more cooperation to confront and overcome these challenges.
The experts confirmed that these challenges can be a great opportunity to do a lot of joint projects especially in the field of petroleum and security.
It is expected that the fifth round of trilateral summit between Cyprus, Egypt and Greece will be held next November in Nicosia to discuss means of supporting and enhancing relations between the three countries.