Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign regional cooperation agreement



From left to right, Hellenic Parliament President Nikolaos Voutsis,  Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris meet Thursday in Jerusalem. Credit: Yuli Edelstein via Twitter.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The leaders of the Greek, Israeli and Cypriot parliaments signed a memorandum of understanding Thursday to increase cooperation and enhance ties between the three Mediterranean allies.

The signing took place at the Israeli Knesset following a trilateral meeting between Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, Cyprus House of Representatives President Demetris Syllouris and Hellenic Parliament President Nikolaos Voutsis.

During the meeting, the three lawmakers discussed ways to combat anti-Semitism and hate crimes, and possible ways to help young entrepreneurs.

"We have now begun a tradition of cooperation between the three allies on a variety of fields," Edelstein said. "We will establish task forces to deal with innovation, water, agriculture, unemployment and tourism, and we will see that inter-parliamentary committees work together to advance education and science."

Posted on January 27, 2017 .