PM Tsipras in Cyprus for 4th Greece-Cyprus-Israel Summit

Cyprus' President Nikos Anastasiades, center, talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Pool Photo via AP)

NICOSIA – A meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got underway in Nicosia on Tuesday morning, with Tsipras posting a tweet of their meeting on his Twitter account.

Greece, Cyprus and Israel are establishing cooperation on the basis of the principles of good neighbourhood, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras noted in a tweet after arriving at the presidential mansion in Nicosia on Tuesday, where he joined Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a trilateral summit.

“Arrival at the presidential mansion of Cyprus. We thank President @AnastasiadesCY for his warm reception and for hosting the #CYGRIL Summit. We proceed on the principles of good neighbourhood, establishing our cooperation in areas of common interest for the benefit of the peoples,” Tsipras said in his tweet.

Greece, Cyprus and Israel are establishing cooperation on the basis of the principles of good neighbourhood, Tsipras noted in a tweet on the @primeministerGR account in Greek, after arriving at the presidential mansion in Nicosia on Tuesday for the fourth Greece-Cyprus-Israel Summit.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras talk during their meeting at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Pool Photo via AP)

“Arrival at the presidential mansion of Cyprus. We thank President @AnastasiadesCY for his warm reception and for hosting the #CYGRIL Summit. We proceed on the principles of good neighbourhood, establishing our cooperation in areas of common interest for the benefit of the peoples,” Tsipras said in his tweet.

A series of issues related to regional developments in the wider East Mediterranean region, as well as energy issues, are on the agenda of Tuesday’s talks between the Greek, Cypriot and Israeli leaders, as well as the bilateral meetings that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Significant agreements will also be signed.

Cyprus’ president Nikos Anastasiades, left, talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he arrives at the presidential palace following a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Cyprus’ president Nikos Anastasiades, right, talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at the presidential palace during their meeting in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Pool Photo via AP)
Cyprus’ president Nikos Anastasiades, right, talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he arrives at the presidential palace following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)