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Lapid speaks to counterparts from US, Greece and Cyprus on Eastern Mediterranean

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets virtually with his counterparts from the US, Greece and Cyprus in the '3+1' forum, May 9, 2022. (Natan Weil/GPO)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets virtually with his counterparts from the US, Greece and Cyprus in the '3+1' forum, May 9, 2022. (Natan Weil/GPO)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets virtually with his counterparts from the United States, Greece, and Cyprus — a forum also known as the “3+1” — to discuss the Eastern Mediterranean.

According to the joint statement released after the meeting, the diplomats decided to “intensify their cooperation in the areas of energy, economy, climate action, emergency preparedness, and counterterrorism, contributing to resilience, energy security, and interconnectivity in the region.”

The statement also expresses the countries’ support for the Negev Summit and other projects that promote regional cooperation in the region. The ministers condemn recent terror attacks in Israel, including last week’s lethal attack in Elad.

The 3+1 will hold another meeting before the end of the year.

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