Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis met in Jerusalem today, Tuesday, where they met with the Israel PM Naftali Bennett and the President of the state Isaac Herzog within the framework of the 8th tripartite meeting of the three countries.
In his statements before the summit, the Israeli Prime Minister, after welcoming the Cypriot President Anastasiadis and the Greek Prime Minister, stated that the tripartite cooperation is beneficial for all three countries, their peoples, but also the region, noting that We are three Republics with geographical proximity and we have a common vision regarding the future and the prospects for our countries.
He added that “at the same time we recognize the threats in our complex region that are of common concern”, such as the effects of climate change, health issues and security due to terrorism.
We face the aggressive forces of the region “day and night” he said, and we will not stop for a moment to face those forces together with our friends, the positive forces, tirelessly and persistently, and to strengthen the relations with our friends at all levels. Together we are stronger, he said.
The tripartite cooperation, he said, is beneficial for our peoples and countries, but also for our region and has the power to do good. “You are not only allies but real friends,” the Israeli prime minister told to Nikos Anastasiadis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Referring to the Cyprus issue, the President of the Republic of Cyprus noted “Ankara’s aggression and its illegal plans and tactics at sea by violating the sovereign rights of the Republic of Cyprus in its EEZ as well as on the ground, completely defying the special regime of Varos, such as this is provided for in relevant UN Security Council resolutions “.
For his part, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, referring to regional challenges, pointed out Turkey’s unacceptable challenges in Varosia and its unacceptable demand for a two-state solution, noting that the only viable solution is one that fully respects the decisions of the Security Council of UN.
There can be no solution, he said, without the abolition of the anachronistic system of guarantees and invasive rights, as well as without the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops from Cyprus.
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– With information from pio.gov.cy