Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker has said the Arab Executive Office of the Ministers of Electricity 31st meeting discusses the Arab electricity network.
The Arab leaders pay great attention to the Arab power grid that has great economic feasibility, the minister added before the opening session.
Egypt has suffered last year the need of 5,000 megawatts, said the minister, adding that if the Arab power grid was in place Egypt could have used 3,000 megawatts from the Saudi power network.
Egypt-Saudi power network will open in 2017-2018, he noted.
The peaceful use of nuclear energy including power generation and water desalination needs to be boosted, the minister said, adding that water, electricity and food production domains are very much related.