Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides on Monday begins a two day working visit to neighbouring Israel at the invitation of his new Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid who took office a month ago.
The two officials will first have a tête-à-tête meeting followed by extended consultations with the participation of official delegations of the Ministries of the two countries.
The constantly expanding bilateral relations of Cyprus and Israel will be reviewed, an official announcement in Nicosia said. Along with ways on how to further strengthen them in a number of sectors.
Moreover, Christodoulides will also brief Lapid on the latest negative developments in the Cyprus problem, in particular, the new provocative and illegal activities of Turkey.
These concern the fenced-off area of Varosha in Turkish-held Famagusta where Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership illegally announced its partial opening for settlement .
Later on, the Foreign Minister will meet with new Israeli Minister of Energy, Karine Elharrar, with whom they will exchange views on cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy.
As well as on the exploitation of natural resources and prospects for further enhancement of regional cooperation in these areas.
During his stay in Israel, Mr. Christodoulides will be received in separate meetings by President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, and Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett.