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Jordanian and Syrian energy ministers to arrive in Beirut ahead of electricity deal signing tomorrow

Jordanian and Syrian energy ministers to arrive in Beirut ahead of electricity deal signing tomorrow

The Zouk power plant north of Beirut. (Credit: Philippe Hage Boutros/L'Orient Today)

BEIRUT — The Jordanian and Syrian energy ministers are set to arrive in Beirut ahead of a signing ceremony for an energy deal between Lebanon and the two countries, scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The ministers are due to sign two agreements Wednesday morning. The first, between Lebanon and Jordan, is for the latter to supply electricity to Lebanon; and another agreement with both Jordan and Syria is for the energy to be transmitted via Syria to Lebanon, according to the National News Agency.

The Syrian delegation, led by its Energy Minister Ghassan Al-Zamil, is scheduled to arrive at the Lebanon-Syria border at around 1 p.m. this afternoon, where Lebanese Energy Minister Walid Fayad will receive them.

The Jordanian delegation, led by Energy Minister Saleh al-Kharabsheh, will arrive Wednesday morning shortly after 6 a.m., via Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, where it will also be received by Fayad.


BEIRUT — The Jordanian and Syrian energy ministers are set to arrive in Beirut ahead of a signing ceremony for an energy deal between Lebanon and the two countries, scheduled for Wednesday at 10 a.m.The ministers are due to sign two agreements Wednesday morning. The first, between Lebanon and Jordan, is for the latter to supply electricity to Lebanon; and another agreement with both Jordan and...