AMMAN, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Jordan said on Monday that it would increase electricity exports to Palestine in July.
Jordan's Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh said Jordan would increase its electricity supply to Palestine from the current 40 MW to 80 MW as of early July, the ministry said in a statement.
The minister said Jordan is keen to meet the electrical energy needs of Palestine, which serves the interests of the two brotherly countries and their peoples.
The minister added that the export increase is a continuation of a cooperation project which began in 2008 between the two sides.
He made the remarks at a joint press conference with the President of the Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority Thafer Melhem.
For his part, Melhem emphasized the importance of the increase as it will reduce Palestinian dependence on Israel as an energy source. ■