Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney arrived in the Gaza Strip this morning along with a senior diplomatic delegation.
The media department at the Beit Hanoun (Erez) Crossing, north of Gaza, said in a statement that Coveney will meet with the head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Mazen Ghunaim, in order to discuss Irish investment in solar energy in Palestine.
Today Tánaiste @simoncoveney announced that Ireland will fund the construction of a 7.5MW solar power plant providing clean, reliable energy to the NGEST wastewater treatment plant in Northern Gaza
— Irish Foreign Ministry (@dfatirl) December 3, 2019
Coveney will also visit the desalination plant off the coast of Deir Al-Balah, south of the Gaza Strip, with Ghunaim.
He is scheduled to tour a UN-run school for girls which is supported by Irish aid and hold meetings with officials from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Irish Times said.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)