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

Update Lebanon, Syria and Jordan reach final deal to transfer electricity, ministers say
Jordan's Minister of Energy Saleh al-Kharbasha (R) receives his counterparts from Syria Bassam Tohme (C) and from Lebanon Walid Fayad during a meeting in Amman on October 28, 2021. (AFP)
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Updated 28 October 2021

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

Lebanon, Syria and Jordan reach final deal to transfer electricity, ministers say
  • The World Bank would finance the deal, Lebanese energy minister Walid Fayad said
  • Lebanon is suffering from an acute energy crisis

BEIRUT: 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.