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Israeli Prime Minister to visit Cyprus

24 June, 2014

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a telephone conversation on Tuesday, discussing a possible cooperation between the two countries in the field of energy.

According to a written statement issued by Cyprus Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, Anastasiades and Netanyahu agreed that the Israeli PM will visit Cyprus the soonest possible.

“During their conversation the two leaders discussed about issues of mutual concern, such as energy and a possible cooperation between Cyprus and Israel in this field, as well as about the political developments in the broader region of the Eastern Mediterranean and in Iraq,” the statement notes.
Christodoulides added that the Cypriot President briefed Netanyahu on the state of play of the Cyprus problem and ongoing UN-led peace talks.

On his part, the Israeli PM briefed Anastasiades on the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers.
“The leaders agreed on a visit by the Israeli PM in Cyprus the soonest possible. The exact date will be determined through the diplomatic route,” Christodoulides concluded.