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Israeli-Jordan agreement, solar energy in exchange for water

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(ANSAmed) – TEL AVIV, NOV 22 – Israel and Jordan signed today in Dubai, with the auspices of the United Arab Emirates and the United States, a declaration of intent relating to far-reaching cooperation in the field of solar energy and water resources. The project – conceived in the context of the ‘Abrahamic Agreements’ and in the spirit of the Glasgow Conference on environmental protection – involves the construction in Jordan of a large solar power plant from where a considerable amount of electricity will be forwarded to Israel. In parallel, Israel will annually export 200 million cubic meters of desalinated water to Jordan from a plant to be built on its coast.

The Jordanian news agency Petra has specified that today’s declaration is not yet binding and that the project will not be realized if Jordan does not receive the quantities of water mentioned. “The details of the agreement – confirmed the Israeli minister of energy Karine Elharrar – will be finalized in 2022”. Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed welcomed the joint Israeli-Jordanian commitment to protect the environment. “It is a consequence of the Abrahamic Agreements”, he specified. (ANSAmed).

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