Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiadis received Tuesday Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry who is holding a visit to Nicosia.
The two sides discussed means of enhancing bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Iraqi-Egyptian-Jordanian coordination council.
Egypt is set to become a pivotal center for energy exchange with an ambitious plan to produce 42 percent of its energy from renewable resources, spokesperson of the Ministry of Electricity, Ayman Hamza, has said.
Also, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram signed MoUs with both countries.
This came during Shaker’s visit to Congo on Sunday, heading a high-level delegation that includes a number of leaders of the electricity sector.
The Egyptian-Sudanese electricity linkage is a serious step towards similar linkages with other African nations, said the political advisor of the African Parliament's head.
The electricity minister said that the cost of the project amounted to LE 509 million, with a distance of 1,000 kilometers.
Egypt-Cyprus electricity linkage is considered to be the first step to connect Egypt with Europe electrically.
Egypt currently imports from Sudan meat, soybeans, and sunflowers among others.
The project is established to achieve electricity linkage with the neighboring country.
The first stage of electricity linkage with Sudan is expected to operate next January with a capacity of 150 mega watts.