Israel and Cyprus agreed to develop further their cooperation in water management and firefighting, two areas in which both countries face similar challenges.
Agriculture Minister Costa Kadis met on Wednesday with the Ambassador of Israel Shmuel Revel in Nicosia. According to CNA news agency, the two men agreed to plan for a Cypriot delegation to visit Israel in an effort to enhance cooperation in water management.
Kadis is also expected to visit Israel in order to exchange views on agricultural cooperation matters, following an invitation extended to him by his Israeli counterpart.
Lately planes from Greece and Israel have been landing in the Republic of Cyprus as a precaution or to take part in aerial firefighting, with several of the fires being blamed on human factor and the success of most operations typically judged in the very early stages of a fire breaking out.