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By Ahmed Qandil On Tuesday, representatives of Egypt, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Jordan and Israel concluded, in Cairo, an agreement to officially convert the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum into a regional organization. The Palestinian representative missed the meeting which was held via video conferencing. This move represents an important development for Cairo in its multifaceted dispute with Ankara. Through this step, Egypt has achieved a strategic goal that enables it to become a regional energy center and a major gas capital in the eastern Mediterranean, and gives it advantages due to its good infrastructure in this field.