Greek and Cyprus to work with Israel on communications, energy

Netanyahu leaves for trilateral Israel-Greece-Cyprus meeting in Thessaloniki.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who has successfully made relations with countries other than Europe a major goal of his premiership, will depart Wednesday afternoon for Thessaloniki, Greece, for the third G2G meeting and for the third trilateral summit between the leaders of Israel, Greece, and Cyprus.

Science, Technology, and Space Minster Ofir Akunis (Likud), National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz (Likud), and Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen (Kulanu) will accompany Netanyahu to the G2G meeting and the signing of agreements.

During the trip, Netanyahu will also meet with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades.

The three will hold a trilateral meeting after they will issue a joint statement.

Agreements are expected to include tripartite cooperation in the fields of energy, communications, environmental protection, innovation and scientific research and development.

There will also be an Israel-Greece-Cyprus meeting between the heads of government, ministers and delegations, focusing on "economic growth through innovation and initiatives."

The goal of the inter-governmental consultations and the trilateral meeting is to continue strengthening the developing strategic cooperation between the three countries and to hold discussions on regional and strategic issues.

During the visit, a plaque marking the construction of Thessaloniki's future Holocaust Museum will be unveiled.

In addition, a ceremony will be held in which Tsipras reads a letter of gratitude thanking the State of Israel for the Israeli Navy's assistance after the 1953 earthquake.