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The prime focus of Israel, Greece and Cyprus right now is to develop the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline and this could be one of the great underwater projects in the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, met on Thursday in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Greek Foreign Minister Mr. Nikos Kotzias.
"Equally we think it is important that all countries respect the territorial waters, internationally recognised territorial waters, and this is something that is important for all of us,” Netanyahu stressed.
For his part, Mr. Christodoulides said that "this is the second time we are in Israel in six months. It is very important that our cooperation, the cooperation of three predictable, credible Republics in the region, is recognized by the international community as having added value for the stability of the region. I look forward to today's consultations to strengthen our cooperation but also to pave the way for an enhanced regional co-operation. "
In his statement, Mr Kotzias said that "we need to discuss the situation in the Middle East, it is very important to talk about a peace plan for Syria. We are three countries that love peace and democracy and that is why we want to further develop our cooperation and we have many ideas and thoughts that we will discuss. "
Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides will travel to Cairo on Friday afternoon with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias for consultations with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
PM Netanyahu: "Our prime focus right now is on energy, on developing the eastern Mediterranean pipeline. It’s a great project, could be one of the great underwater projects in the world. And obviously it’s something that we think is important. " pic.twitter.com/E2UymmFUOL— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) 13 September 2018