Lebanese Officials Are In Syria Discussing US Electricity Deal

Lebanese Officials Are Visiting Syria To Discuss Electricity Deal

A Lebanese official delegation is on a visit to Syria on Saturday to discuss obtaining gas and electricity through Syrian territory.

The ministerial delegation will discuss the transportation of Egyptian gas and electricity through Jordan to Lebanon via Syria, in light of the United States’ recent announcement in this regard.

The goal of the visit is to ensure that the Syrian state is capable of handling the project, a source from the Lebanese Energy Ministry told AFP.

The delegation consists of caretaker Defense Minister and Deputy PM Zeina Akar; caretaker Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni; caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar; and General Security Chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim.

It is to note that this is the first Lebanese official visit of its rank to Syria since the start of the Syrian Civil War around a decade ago.

Lebanon has been negotiating with Egypt to import power and gas through Jordan and Syria for over a year, but the project had been hindered by the U.S. sanctions on Syria.

This changed in August when U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea announced that her country would help Lebanon carry out the project.

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Lebanese Officials Are In Syria Discussing US Electricity Deal

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