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‘Obstacles to be removed’ ready for Israel-Europe gas pipeline project

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (2L) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R), during the 5th Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit on 20 December 2018 []
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (2L) and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R), during the 5th Israel-Greece-Cyprus summit on 20 December 2018 [MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images]

The leaders of Israel, Cyprus and Greece yesterday agreed to “remove the obstacles” to signing an agreement to establish the Israel-Europe gas pipeline project.

The fifth summit of the “Israel-Greece-Cyprus” tripartite partnership was held at the ​​National Cyber Security Authority bureau in the southern Israeli city of Beersheva.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attended the meeting.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s office said in a written statement that “the leaders agreed during the meeting to remove obstacles to signing an agreement that would establish the EastMed gas pipeline project, which will export gas from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to Europe.”

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He added that “the three leaders also agreed to allow other countries to join this project.”

Earlier this morning, Netanyahu held two separate bilateral meetings with the president of Cyprus and the Greek prime minister, and discussed enhancing economic and security cooperation between the three nations.

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