The European Union (EU), Israel and Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to boost the Mediterranean gas exports.
As the EU aims to replace Russian natural gas, it looks for alternative source of supplies.
'This is a historic day for the EU’s energy engagement & energy security: signing the MoU with Egypt and Israel , two reliable, strategic partner,' tweeted Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy.
Simson said that the EU will be able to count on LNG from Israel and the Mediterranean region via the Egyptian LNG infrastructure.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also said on Twitter that with this agreement the 3 parties will work on the stable delivery of natural gas to the EU from the East Med region.
'This will contribute to our energy security. And we are building infrastructure fit for renewables - the energy of the future,' she said.
By Murat Temizer