Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Associated Press)-Israel will sign a declaration of intent with neighboring Jordan to build a large solar power plant in the country to generate electricity for Israel and power its desalination plants. An Israeli official Zhou Zhou Japan said it was sending water to Jordan.
Israel’s National Security Adviser Eyar Jurata said that the two energy ministers will sign the agreement in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. He made the above comments on Sunday at the Manama Dialogue in Bahrain, an annual event hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
“The Abraham Agreement is the promoter of an important agreement that promotes the national security of our two countries,” Hurata said, referring to the diplomatic agreement that the UAE and Bahrain recognized Israel last year.
Hulata did not provide cash value for the project. The news site Axios previously reported that the deal will enable Masdar, a clean energy company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, to build the plant. According to Axios, Israel will pay 180 million U.S. dollars each year for electricity, which will be distributed between the UAE and Jordan.