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Israel, Jordan ink UAE-brokered deal on solar, water swap

A general view shows part of a new 15 million euro ($17 million) solar plant during its official inauguration at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on November 13, 2017. (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi)
A general view shows part of a new 15 million euro ($17 million) solar plant during its official inauguration at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, on November 13, 2017. (AFP Photo/Khalil Mazraawi)

Israel signs a declaration of intent with neighboring Jordan on building a major solar power plant in the kingdom that will be used to generate electricity for Israel, as well as power a desalination plant in Israel that will send water to Jordan.

The deal is signed in the United Arab Emirates by the two countries’ energy ministers.

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