20 December 2018 The 5th Trilateral Summit: Israel, Greece and Cyprus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriote President Nicos Anastasiades, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, held on Thursday 20 December the 5th trilateral meeting in Beersheba, southern Israel. Few inter-governmental agreements were signed, such as the laying of the East Med gas pipeline which is expected to facilitate the export of gas from Israel through Cyprus and Greece to [the rest of] Europe, cyber-security, disaster relief and environmental protection. On bilateral level, Israel signed an agreement with Greece on cooperation in satellites and their applications, and with Cyprus on technical cooperation in meteorology and exchanges of information and they made a joint declaration on the mutual desire to enter into negotiations on a framework agreement between the governments. In recent years, Israel, Greece and Cyprus have increased geo-strategic cooperation in many fields.