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Eighth trilateral summit between Cyprus, Greece, Israel kicks off in Jerusalem

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel will discuss various opportunities and challenges in the Middle East during the eighth trilateral summit in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The agenda includes the Cyprus problem, cooperation in energy and strengthening tourism, according to an official press release in Nicosia issued hours before President Nicos Anastasiades flew to Jerusalem.

Ahead of the summit, Anastasiades will have a meeting with Israeli President Isaac Bahman.

He will then meet Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Greek Premier Kyriacos Mitsotakis to lead their respective delegations in discussions on the number of subjects on the agenda.

“Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, cooperation between the three countries in the field of environmental protection in light of the COP26 outcomes, cooperation in the field of renewable energy sources, joint actions in emergencies, extending regional cooperation mechanisms, energy matters such as the EastMed pipeline construction, the electric connection EuroAsia Interconnector and energy regional development projects, are among the matters which will be discussed,” the press release also said.

“President Anastasiades will also brief his counterparts on recent developments in the Cyprus problem and the continued Turkish provocations both on the ground and in the Republic of Cyprus` maritime zones,” it added.

Anastasiades is accompanied to Israel by Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides, Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister Costas Kadis, Government Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos, Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriacos Kokkinos and other officials.

He departs for Cyprus early in the afternoon on Tuesday.

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