Ambassador of Israel to Greece Irit Ben-Abba referred to a spectacular improvement of the relations between Greece and Israel in the last years, in an interview with the Sunday edition of Ethnos newspaper.
She noted that “it is clear that with given the geostrategic condition in the eastern Mediterranean, two democratic countries (Israel and Greece) with common values should cooperate for the promotion of stability and progress in the area”.
The Israeli ambassador characterized the relations between the two countries multilevel that expand in many sectors as intense political deliberations, defence, safety and tackling terrorism, tourism, culture, innovation and entrepreneurship, academic exchanges and the relations between the society of citizens.
“The cooperation in the energy sector constitutes an important element in the strategic relations of Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy and coincides with Greece’s ambition to turn into an energy hub” said Ben-Abba and underlined that “this cooperation has a strategic character.
Referring to the Israeli president Reuven Rivlin‘s official visit to Greece and the placement of the foundation stone for the building of the Holocaust Museum in Thessaloniki, she said that “The fact that President Pavlopoulos accelerated the legal framework for the building of the museum before President Rivlin’s visit and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promoted the project was deeply appreciated”.