Cairo, Egypt — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 23 February 2012 – A top level Egyptian government delegation has met with the Palestinian power authority to discuss co-operation in the future provision of energy to the controversial Gaza Strip.

A statement issued here confirmed that Egyptian minister of electricity and energy Hassan Younis has held talks with the head of the Palestinian power authority Omar Katana, on how to tackle ways to boost power supplies to the Gaza Strip.

Speaking after the meeting, Younis said that Egypt would leave no stone unturned to help Gaza residents and to ease their suffering.

Minister Younis emphasised that Gaza would be provided with nearly 17 megawatts (MW) of medium voltage, and that the Egyptian government would pay the costs.