Energy ministers from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy were in Cairo on 25 July, in the presence of US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to officially launch the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF).

Also present were the Director General of Energy of the European Union and representatives from France and the World Bank. The EMGF first met in January this year (MEES, 22 March). (CONTINUED - 188 WORDS)