Dubai: Israel is set to sign a declaration of intent with neighbouring Jordan on building a major solar power plant in the kingdom that will be used to generate electricity for Israel, as well as power a desalination plant there to send water onto Jordan, an Israeli official said on 21st November 2021.
The deal was signed in the United Arab Emirates on 29th November 2021 between the 2 countries' energy ministers, said Eyal Hulata, Israeli national security adviser. He made the comment on 21st November 2021 at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, an annual event hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
"The Abraham Accords are the enabler of such an important agreement to promote the national security of both of our countries," Eyal Hulata said, referring to the diplomatic deal that saw the Emirates and Bahrain recognise Israel last year.
Eyal Hulata gave no cash value for the project. News site Axios previously reported the deal would see Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based clean energy firm, build the plant. Israel would pay US$ 180 million a year for the power, to be split between the Emirates and Jordan, Axios reported.