The President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis had a teleconference with Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron.
Chevron and Noble Energy on Monday reaffirmed the importance they attach to the development of the Aphrodite deposit as part of their strategic energy plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.
According to a written statement by Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousiou, the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis had a teleconference on Monday afternoon with Michael Wirth, CEO of Chevron, which acquired through the acquisition of Noble Energy, which is expected to October, its share in the Aphrodite deposit. The conference was also attended by Noble CEO David Stover, as well as officials from both companies.
According to Mr. Cousios, during the teleconference, the companies reaffirmed the importance they attach to the development of the Aphrodite deposit in the context of their strategic energy plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.
At the same time, they assured of their intention to proceed as soon as possible with the planning for the development of the deposit, despite the relative delay observed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They also expressed their desire to visit Cyprus as soon as conditions allow, the spokesman notes.
According to Mr. Cousios, the President of the Republic expressed his satisfaction with the statements of the officials of the two companies and assured of the readiness of the Government to cooperate with the companies and to offer all possible assistance to achieve the common goals.
The Minister of Energy, Trade and Industry, Natasa Pileidou and the Government Spokesperson also participated in the teleconference.
Source : ET