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Israeli president reassures Cyprus over alliance

Israeli President Isaac Herzog traveled yesterday to Nicosia, trying to reassure his hosts that recent rapprochement with Ankara won’t come at the expense of the Israeli-Cypriot-Greek alliance.
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (R) and Israeli President Isaac Herzog give a joint press conference during an official visit by the latter, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2, 2022.

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog traveled yesterday to Nicosia, for a one-day visit. Meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades, Herzog reportedly tried reassuring him over recent attempts by Israel for rapprochement with Turkey, including a trip by Herzog to Ankara scheduled for later this month.

Upon arrival to Nicosia, Herzog tweeted, “Beginning an official visit this morning in Cyprus, our close neighbor, to reaffirm our special relationship. Thank you, President Anastasiades, for your true friendship. Pleased to discuss strategic issues with you. The Israel-Cyprus relationship is an anchor of stability in the Med.”

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