Middle East Economic Survey


No 16



Israel Expects Deal On Egyptian Gas Imports In May

Speaking in Cairo on 12 April, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said that Israel and Egypt were very close to signing an agreement whereby Israel would import Egyptian natural gas. During a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmad Abu al-Gheit, Mr Shalom said: We are very close to signing the gas agreement. I would like to believe that were in the final...