Prime Minister Najib Miqati met Thursday with his Jordanian counterpart Bisher al-Khasawneh at the Grand Serail.
Al-Khasawneh arrived yesterday, Wednesday, at Beirut airport heading a Jordanian ministerial delegation and was greeted by Miqati and Jordanian ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Hadid.
The delegation includes Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi, Minister of Presidential Affairs Ibrahim al-Jazi, Minister of Energy Hala al-Zawati and Minister of Industry Maha al-Ali.
“We will not hold back our capabilities, we’ll respond with all we can for our brothers in Lebanon,” Khasawneh said in a press conference, after the meeting.
“We discussed ways to expedite Lebanon receiving Egyptian gas to help some of the energy challenges and electricity sector.”
He said there are efforts to provide Lebanon with some electricity from Jordan. He offered no details and said detailed discussions will follow.
From his side, Miqati said that “we want the agreements between the two countries to be fruitful.”
Jordanian Energy Minister Hala al-Zawati said earlier this month that the infrastructure to resume Egyptian gas flow to Lebanon needed checks after a 10-year hiatus. Maintenance was expected to be finalized by early October.
After his meeting with Miqati, the Jordanian PM visited the presidential palace and met with President Michel Aoun, who sent with al-Khasawneh a written message to King Abdallah II, the presidency said.
Al-Khasawneh re-affirmed Jordan’s support to Lebanon especially in the electricity supply issue.
Lebanon had also reached a deal with Iraq to secure fuel to help in generating several hours of power a day.