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Trilateral summit meeting Israel, Greece and Cyprus to sign agreement on export of gas to Europe

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At the meeting the impediments were lifted ahead of the signing of an inter-governmental agreement on the laying of the East Med gas pipeline which is expected to facilitate the export of gas from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to the rest of Europe. The leaders agreed to leave room for other countries to join the initiative.

 

By TPS

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriote President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, on Thursday, held a trilateral meeting at the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD). After the meeting the leaders toured the National CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Team) and the cyber centers of the Finance and Energy ministries, which are at the INCD.

At the meeting the impediments were lifted ahead of the signing of an inter-governmental agreement on the laying of the East Med gas pipeline which is expected to facilitate the export of gas from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to the rest of Europe. The leaders agreed to leave room for other countries to join the initiative.

Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu held bilateral meetings with the leaders and discussed with them the deepening of economic and security cooperation between the countries.

At the trilateral summit in Be’er Sheva, Netanyahu made the following statement to the media: “We are continuing our efforts to neutralize the terror tunnels. At this time we are using special means to bring about the neutralization of these tunnels.”

”We will continue to take very strong action against Iran’s attempts to entrench itself in Syria. In neither of these sectors do we intend to lessen our efforts; we will intensify them, and I know that we do so with the full support and backing of the US.”

The leaders were due to sign agreements on cyber defense, civilian space-related issues and meteorological cooperation.

 

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