Libya-Egypt Discuss Strengthening Energy Cooperation


The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energies of the Libyan Parliament-designated government, Awad Al-Badri and the Undersecretary of the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Muhanna met on the sidelines of the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) conference, in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

The two sides discussed joint coordination, and increasing cooperation opportunities in the field of energy and transmission lines.

Al-Badri also met with Engineer Mohamed El-Sisi, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, Gaber Desouky.

Last month, the Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha and Al-Badri discussed cooperation with Egypt in the electricity and renewable energy sector

According to a statement, Al-Badri reviewed a letter by the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Energy, to hold a consultative meeting to discuss joint cooperation in the electricity and renewable energy sector. The Egyptian-Libyan meeting aims to discuss the possibility of opening new horizons for Libyan and Egyptian companies. As well as enhance investments between the two countries.

Bashagha affirmed the necessity of cooperation, and benefiting from Egypt’s experience in renewables, in order to contribute to advancing the economy and development.

The PM was briefed on the ministry’s performance and work plans, and discussed the problems facing the electricity network. Especially regarding the Talmitha area, where more than 250 homes lost power.

Bashagha called on Al-Badri to quickly begin maintenance of the 220 kV power transmission lines in Jabal Al-Akhdar, Derna, and Tobruk.

On Saturday, a total of 65 MP’s called on the Parliament Speaker, Ageela Saleh to hold a plenary hearing session for Bashagha. This is to explain the reasons behind his government’s failure to assume its duties in the capital, Tripoli.

In a letter addressed to Saleh, the MP’s called for “a complete cabinet reshuffle of the Libyan government, not exceeding 15 ministries, so as not to burden the state with additional expenses. This also will be an opportunity to reunite the national consensus on one government, across the country.”