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Cyprus-Greece-Israel Partnership is "Open" to Other Countries

Pictured, L to R: Nicos Anastasiades, Cyprus PM; Alexis Tsipras, Greek PM; Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli PM, speaking together at their last summit. 

The partnership between Cyprus, Greece and Israel is not exclusive and the three countries welcome cooperation with other like-minded parties, Israel’s ambassador to Cyprus stated on Monday.
Speaking ahead of the next trilateral summit, Ambassador Shmuel Revel told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) that the three countries would welcome cooperation with other like-minded parties to promote the goals of stability, security and prosperity. The summit will take place in Israel and begin on December 20.
Revel said energy presented a potential for joint ventures and projects, and for economic growth in the area, expressing the belief that the EastMed pipeline project “represents a viable and strategic option of common interest to our countries, as well as to other European states.”
Asked about Turkey’s position and threats against drilling operations in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone, he underlined that Israel opposes any action in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea which could cause instability. He cautioned against any country violating international law or disturbing the good relations that currently exist between the countries.

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