The US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said that the United States is open to the possibility of linking energy between Greece and Libya.

In response to a question from the Macedonian Athens News Agency (AMNA) about the possibility of establishing a pipeline linking Greece with Libya, Price said that Washington's firm belief that resources' development in the Eastern Mediterranean should enhance cooperation and provide the basis for sustainable energy security and prosperity of the economy across the region.

He added that the US continues to support energy projects that will connect vital energy markets, such as the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, with Europe, especially the electricity interconnections that help prepare for a clean energy transition that enhances energy security and sustainability.

These remarks come after statements made earlier this week by the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation in Libya, Farhat Bengdara, who said that Libya was studying the construction of two natural gas pipelines to link Greece and the Egyptian city of Damietta.