Eni is strategic partner for Egypt, more projects to come - oil min

The minister said Italy was a very important partner for Egypt

  
The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at the booth of Eni during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria February 10, 2020.

The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at the booth of Eni during the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit in Abuja, Nigeria February 10, 2020.

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MILAN- Italian energy group Eni is a strategic partner for Egypt and cooperation between the two is slated to grow, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said on Monday.

"There are a lot of projects to come (with Eni)," he said in a webinar interview on the Mediterranean region.

The minister said Italy was a very important partner for Egypt, adding it was a "Gate to Europe" for Egyptian gas.

(Reporting by Stephen Jewkes; editing by Agnieszka Flak) ((stephen.jewkes@thomsonreuters.com; +39.0266129695; Reuters Messaging: stephen.jewkes.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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