The mechanism we have established transforms our common vision for peace and security in the region, says Anastasiades
The 4th Greece-Cyprus-Israel Summit was held in Nicosia on Tuesday with energy cooperation and Turkish provocations as the main focus in the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“The mechanism we have established transforms our common vision for peace and security in our region,” Anastasiades said during joint statements by the three leaders. The Memorandum of Understanding between the three countries for collaboration in telecommunications and space projects was a demonstration of this cooperation in multiple areas, he added.
On energy, Anastasiades said the three countries’ cooperation on the EastMed pipeline is beneficial for a number of countries and highlighted the EU’s financial contribution.
He added, “As you can understand, neither the Cyprus problem nor the problem faced by Israel could be missing from our talks”, stressing that his country is ready to resume the talks on the Cyprus issue. Anastasiades called on Turkey to abstain from provocative actions and thanked the two prime ministers, expressing “the Cypriot people’s gratitude for the solidarity shown with respect to Turkish actions.”
At the same time, he made clear the need for a just solution for both the state of Israel but also of the Palestinians, condemning all anti-Semitic behavior.
He also said that “with my friend, the Prime Minister of Greece, we conveyed the message to our friend, the Israeli prime minister, that we support the American effort and the contribution of Saudi Arabia and Egypt for the start of talks.”