ATHENS — Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Dendias met with his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi on Monday, ahead of Tuesday's Greece-Cyprus-Israel trilateral meeting in Athens.
After a private meeting, the two ministers led their countries' delegations in expanded talks on Israel-EU relations and developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.
On Twitter, Ashkenazi wrote in English: "I just met with both the Greek Prime Minister and Foreign Minister. We discussed the positive changes in the Middle East, including the recent peace agreements and those countries joining the process. We also discussed the tensions in the East Med and its impact on our countries."
Dendias will receive his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Christodoulides and Ashkenazi at 11:30 on Tuesday, in the context of the trilateral meeting, which will focus on economy and energy.