Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides say they discussed energy, infrastructure, tourism, and counter-terrorism cooperation during their bilateral meeting in Nicosia today.
The two countries are in drawn-out discussions towards a solution to transport Israeli natural gas to Europe, through Cyprus.
Netanyahu says in addition to this central issue, the leaders discussed linking up Cyprus and Israel via power transmission lines, which he says can connect to Europe and also “possibly to countries to our east,” meaning Arab states.
Christodoulides expresses enthusiasm for Cyprus taking a role in relationships expanded through the Abraham Accords, saying that Cyprus “has a strong interest to act as a gateway with like-minded partners.”
Netanyahu, traveling with his wife, is en route to the seaside town of Limassol, where he will spend the night before returning to Nicosia for additional meetings with Christodoulides and the Greek prime minister tomorrow.