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Israel, Greece to resume tourism in August

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (C), Greek Cypriot administration leader Nicos Anastasiades (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) pose for a photo prior to the signing of the EastMed agreement in Athens, Greece, 02 January 2020 [Yiannis Liakos/Anadolu Agency]
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (C), Greek Cypriot administration leader Nicos Anastasiades (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) pose for a photo prior to the signing of the EastMed agreement in Athens, Greece, 2 January 2020 [Yiannis Liakos/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced yesterday that tourism between the two countries will resume on 1 August if the coronavirus precautions permit, Anadolu reported.

Netanyahu said Tel Aviv will allow international flights to resume on 1 August with Greece and Cyprus being the first destinations.

Mitsotakis arrived in Israel yesterday on a one-day visit along with a cabinet delegation.

The Israeli Prime Minister's Office said in a statement that three memoranda of understanding were signed during the visit in the fields of cybersecurity, agriculture and tourism.

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