Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates signed a new document on cooperation on the sidelines of the global climate summit in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh.

As part of the signed protocol of intent, the parties agreed on the construction of two projects. In Israel, it is planned to build a desalination plant on the Mediterranean coast (in the Western Galilee region) and a water pipeline that will supply water from this plant to Jordan. A large solar power plant is planned to be built in the desert part of Jordan, which will be connected to the Israeli electricity grid and will supply Israel with electricity.

Both projects will be funded (and profited from) by the United Arab Emirates. Jordan, which has a very short stretch of the Red Sea coastline, will have a stable source of water for its southern regions. Israel will receive a stable source of “green” electricity.

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