Lebanon, Syria and Jordan reach final deal to transfer electricity, ministers say

World Bank attended a joint meeting for the participating countries

  
Power lines and wind turbines are pictured at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station of State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, March 18, 2016. Image for illustrative purposes.

Power lines and wind turbines are pictured at a wind and solar energy storage and transmission power station of State Grid Corporation of China, in Zhangjiakou of Hebei province, China, March 18, 2016. Image for illustrative purposes.

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Lebanon, Syria and Jordan have reached a final deal to transfer electricity to Lebanon which is suffering an acute energy crisis, ministers from the three neighboring countries said in a joint news conference on Thursday.

The World Bank attended a joint meeting for the participating countries and would finance the deal, Lebanese energy minister Walid Fayad said.

"The Americans have given the green light to the project," he added.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi Writing by Ahmad Elhamy Editing by Peter Graff) ((ahmad.elhamy@thomsonreuters.com; +201023399104; Reuters Messaging: ahmad.elhamy.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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