Lebanon, Egypt and Syria on Tuesday signed an agreement to flow Egyptian gas to the crisis-hit Lebanon pending the necessary financing from the World Bank.

“This deal will provide up to an additional four hours of electricity to Lebanon, which desperately needs it,” Lebanon’s energy minister Walid Fayad said during the signing ceremony.

“By signing this pact, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Syria will have completed all the steps to move forward in guaranteeing electricity for the Lebanese people,” he added.