Greece gas discovery

ATHENS: Greece’s political and business leaders promised to expand trade deals with Egypt during meetings on Tuesday with the country’s leader, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, following a massive offshore natural gas discovery in the southern Mediterranean. “There are enormous opportunities for cooperation between the two countries — opportunities that did not previously exist,” Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a gathering of Greek and Egyptian business people. In August, Italian energy giant Eni announced the discovery of what it described as one of the world’s biggest natural gas fields off the Egyptian coast.