Cyprus, Israel to Set Up Committee on Mediterranean Peace



Cyprus and Israel have decided to establish a joint committee on their Mediterranean vision for peace and for the relations between the European Union and all the states in the region.
The decision, as CNA reports, was announced Thursday by President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias, after the conclusion of a meeting he held with President of Israel Shimon Peres, who is currently in Cyprus on a state visit. ”Together with President Peres we have decided to establish a joint committee on our Mediterranean vision for peace and for the relations between the European Union and all the states in the region.
This was a very creative proposal on behalf of President Peres and we have accepted it”, Christofias said. He expressed hope that ”the realization of our vision will be completed before the Republic of Cyprus assumes the EU Presidency (in the second half of 2012) because this will be very helpful to our EU Presidency”.
The two Presidents also discussed the latest developments in the energy map of the region and the course of the world economy.