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Israel showcases alignment with Greece, Cyprus

Israeli, Greek and Cypriot foreign ministers met today in Athens, showcasing again the strong strategic alignment between the three countries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis issue joint statements in Jerusalem on June 16, 2020. (Photo by DEBBIE HILL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by DEBBIE HILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi met this afternoon in Greece with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts, Nikos Denidas and Nikos Christodoulides. The trilateral meeting was dedicated to issues of energy, security and diplomatic developments, showcasing the strong strategic alliance between these three countries.

"I am very happy to be here today, to continue the tradition of the trilateral meetings between Greece, Cyprus and Israel. Ever since I took office as Israel’s foreign minister, I considered these meetings extremely important," said Ashkenazi after the meeting, adding, "The partnership between us contributes to keeping the stability and advancing prosperity and security for the entire region." Ashkenazi said that agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan have created a new circle of strategic, commercial and tourism cooperation, and called upon the Palestinian leadership to seize the moment and realize the magnitude of this opportunity for peace. He emphasized that he is a great believer in the power of the trilateral diplomacy to strengthen the security of all three countries. "I intend to personally advance this partnership in connecting infrastructure in the fields of strategy, technology, electricity and more," he stated.

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