The trilateral Greece-Cyprus-Israel cooperation is our strategic choice, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday said in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We spoke with excitement about issues we agree on and with honesty about issues we disagree on,” he said. Tsipras stressed that the next trilateral meeting will take place in Thessaloniki, a city with great historical significance for the common bonds of Greece and Israel.
“We aim to turn Greece into an energy transport center of Israeli and Cypriot gas,” he said and welcomed Netanyahu’s proposal for a joint force to deal with natural disasters.
“Terrorism is a global threat,” Tsipras said. Moreover, he stressed the importance of a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem and expressed the full support of Greece to the efforts of the Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades.
On his part, Netanyahu said that the trilateral meeting demonstrates “our shared values and real friendship.”