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Egypt would consider importing natural gas from Oman and Equatorial Guinea, Petroleum Minister Osama Kamal said on Monday.
Kamal told Turkish news agency Anadolu that he discussed this possibility with his counterparts in both countries during the 14th ministerial meeting for gas-exporting countries recently held in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea.
Egypt imports gas to meet developmental need targets as established by the government, Kamal said, adding that there is a growing need for gas in Egyptian power stations.
Ministers participating in the forum agreed to hold the next summit in Russia, as well as a regular ministerial meeting in Iran next November.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm