by JNS and Israel Hayom Staff
PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israeli-Cypriot-Greek work on everything from firefighting to energy "one of the best regional associations in the world."
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
Photo: Amos Ben Gershom / GPO
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem on Wednesday to discuss cooperation between the countries, including the upcoming East-Med pipeline connecting Israel and the European Union.
"This is the sixth summit meeting between Israel, Cyprus and Greece. We began this a few years ago, and it's blossomed into one of the best regional associations in the world," said Netanyahu.
"We cooperate in everything, from firefighting now to energy," Netanyahu said.
"We are planning to lay down a pipeline called the East-Med Pipeline, from Israel, through Cyprus, through Greece, to Europe, something that will benefit our economies greatly, provide stability for the region and prosperity to our peoples, but also we think would diversify the energy supplies to Europe," Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu added that Pompeo's participation "signifies the fact that the United States supports this regional effort, and it has many, many facets that we're going to discuss. And I think that it says that this is something for the long haul."
Earlier Wednesday, Pompeo met one-on-one with Netanyahu to discuss the Iranian threat.
JNS and Israel Hayom Staff
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