A conference under the theme "Security of Gas Supply: the Role of Gas Development in the Mediterranean Region" will be held on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th July in Malta, organised by the European Commission, Malta and Cyprus. An European Commission statement today noted that the EU, North African and Middle Eastern Energy Ministers, and key stakeholders in the energy have been invited to chart the way forward on how gas developments in the Mediterranean can enhance security of supply. The conference is divided into three sessions. The first session will deal with the topic "Taking Stock and Outlook for Gas in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries - their importance to the region and to the EU gas supply security." The second session will discuss "Developments in North Africa," and the third session will debate the topic of "Developments in the East Mediterranean" more than energy.
Mohammad Hamed, Jordanian Minister of Energy, and Gadalla H. Gadalla, board member of Libyan National Oil Company are listed among the speakers.
A joint press conference is scheduled on 11 July with Gunther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner, Konrad Mizzi, Minister for Energy and Health of Malta and George Lakkotrypis, Minister for Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Cyprus.