Israel, Greece, Cyprus plan to lay connected gas pipeline

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israel, Greece, and Cyprus will set up a committee to decide how to lay a pipeline between the three countries in order to export gas to Europe.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the decision together on Thursday following their first-ever tripartite meeting in Nicosia.

“It is imperative to work collectively through coordination,” said Anastasiades, who hosted the summit.

Netanyahu said he believes “this meeting has historic implications” and that “the last time Greeks, Cypriots, and Jews sat around a table and talked about a common framework was 2,000 years ago.”

Netanyahu also spoke of another plan to connect the electric grids of all three countries. Tsipras added that cooperation with Israel and Cyprus was a “strategic choice” for Greece.

Posted on January 28, 2016 .