Israel, Greece and Cyprus to hold summit in Nicosia
Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nocos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsirpas will hold a summit in Nicosia on Thursday. The talks, showing the tightening of relations between the three countries, will address the development and protection of gas platforms in the Mediterranean as well as an underwater pipeline via Cyprus and Greece to Italy that will enable the export of Israeli gas to Europe. The delegations will also discuss cooperation in the fields of tourism, the environment, water resources, energy, science, innovation, emigration and counterterrorism. An agreement on cooperation in the field of water resources will be signed at the end of the summit. Netanyahu will hold separate meetings with Asastasiades and Tsirpas before the trilateral summit. His office released a statement saying the talks are aimed at establishing a framework based on a similar worldview, shared values and overlapping interests to strengthen stability in the eastern Mediterranean and promote prosperity in the region.