EDITOR’S NOTE: The big news from the 9th trilateral meeting in Cyprus between Greece, Israel, and Cyprus was not just enhancing the strategic partnership. At the press conference, it was announced (by Mitsotakis) that India would be invited to join the alliance. If this happens, it will be a significant event and change the Eastern Mediterranean’s geopolitical landscape. WE will analyze all the scenarios in the days to come. We may be very close to the reversal of the conditions that led to the 1974 Turkish invasion.
Greece, Cyprus and Israel affirm 9th Joint Statement at Trilateral Summit
Greece’s Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, and the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu met for the 9th Trilateral Summit on Tuesday September 4 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The Greek, Cyprus and Israel leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the trilateral partnership platform with the 9th Joint Statement, reported amna.gr.
“Our engagement reflects our shared values and ever-increasing common interests, aiming to contribute to peace, stability, security and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean and the wider region,” the leaders affirmed in the joint statement.
The statement reiterated the continues commitment to collaborations in key domains, such as energy, defence, emergency response, environment, tourism, health, technology and innovation, and diasporas.
“Addressing the global challenge of climate change, we agree to reinforce our efforts through regional cooperative projects, R&D, innovative energy technologies and promoting further regional energy connectivity,” the statement reads, also outline areas the focus on the energy sector, natural gas and renewable energy.
With the recent wildfires in Greece and Cyprus, the statement took note of the assistance by Israel.
“We reaffirm our mutual commitment to assist each other in responding to emergencies and further enhance our coordination and joint capabilities for that purpose,” the statement outlines.
Prime Minister Mitsotakis and Prime Minister Netanyahu were also briefed by President Christodoulides on the latest developments around the Cyprus issue.
Read the full Joint Statement.
The next trilateral Summit will be held in Israel during 2024, the leaders concluded.