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Israeli, Greek, Cypriot defense ministers meet, reinforce security ties

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts to reinforce the countries’ security ties and strategic cooperation.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz traveled Nov. 12 to Nicosia and held strategic discussions on security matters with his counterparts from Greece and Cyprus. Meetings focused on developing and deepening security collaborations between the three countries, alongside examining regional challenges, officials said. Gantz also discussed Israeli arms sales with his counterparts.   

Gantz tweeted after meeting with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and with his defense minister counterparts — Charalambos Petrides of Cyprus and Nikos Panagiotopoulos of Greece — "The alliance between Israel-Cyprus-Greece is stronger than ever. We will advance broad security cooperation that will strengthen our defense capabilities and create thousands of jobs in each of the three countries.’’

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