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Important words from the Minister of Energy about electricity in Lebanon.. This is what he said

Caretaker Energy Minister Raymond Ghajar described “today’s talks between the Syrian and Lebanese sides as positive, and the Syrian side has shown a great desire to cooperate with the Lebanese side.”

In a statement, Ghajar said: “A Lebanese-Syrian-Jordanian-Egyptian quartet meeting will be held next week in Jordan to identify the necessary steps to activate the agreements between the four countries, and we will see technical, technical and financial issues, set a work program and timetable, and activate a technical work team to inspect all sites in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan, and the safety of their investments is ensured until they are operated safely, and this can start between Lebanon and Syria because they are immediately interconnected and between Syria, Jordan and Egypt.”

On the issue of electricity, he said: “In order to be able to use electricity, the electricity must pass through a network of 400 kilovolts from Jordan through Syria to Lebanon,” noting that “there are damages and need to be surveyed to ascertain their size.”

On the issue of gas, Ghajar said: “There are currently four plants in Lebanon, Deir Ammar, Tyre, Baalbek and Al-Zahrani, which are already equipped to work on gas there, and among them is a plant that worked on gas in 2009, which is the Deir Ammar plant, and this gas came from Egypt through Jordan and Syria and worked for six months and then was cut off. Because of the lack of gas, this plant is ready today. To operate it, it must be inspected by a specialized company, and the Deir Ammar plant is the only one that has been tested and equipped.”

Regarding the American role in bringing gas to Lebanon, Ghajar said: “We can benefit from Egyptian gas and Jordanian electricity. This issue is not new technically, and we were discussing it, but there were obstacles, and there were the exceptions required from the Americans who took the initiative when they saw the difficult situation in Lebanon, They declared that they had no objection, and first the Jordanian states began, then the Egyptian state and the World Bank, and the exceptions were worked on to work on these projects.

For his part, Syrian Oil Minister Ghassan Tohme said: “The issue that was discussed today was within its technical framework,” noting that “Syria and Lebanon are among the first signatories to a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the Arabic calligraphy in 2000, and in 2001 Jordan joined this agreement, if Syrian-Lebanese cooperation in this context is not new, and I discussed with Minister Ghajar the technical issue, infrastructure and its readiness to transport this gas, and this aspect was reviewed, i.e. the Arab line from the Jordanian border to central Syria, from central Syria to the Dabousa station and from there to the Lebanese interior. Forming a joint committee from both sides to ensure the integrity of the infrastructure.

He added: “The Syrian people suffer in the matter of energy as well as the Lebanese people, and the difference between Syria and Lebanon is that Syria possesses wealth and these wealth are subject to the American occupation, and they act with it like bandits, and the Syrian people are the legitimate owner of this wealth, and they suffer and cannot benefit from it.”

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