Israeli And Egyptian Ministers Meet For First Time In Years

Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, talks to the press at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on August 13, 2015, announcing a major agreement between Israels government and a consortium including US firm Noble Energy on natural gas production in the Mediterranean Sea.
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The Jerusalem Post reports:  National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz (pictured) met in Washington on Thursday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry for the first meeting between ministers of the two countries in a number of years.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit being held in the White House.

According to Steinitz’s office, the discussion focused on various regional issues, the possibility of Israel supplying Egypt with natural gas, and international cooperation in preventing nuclear terrorism.

Israel’s delegation to the summit also included the head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, Zeev Snir; the deputy head of the National Security Council, Yaakov Nagel; and representatives from the Foreign Ministry.

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