EastMed pipeline: Netanyahu at summit Greece-Cyprus-Israel

'Our alliance relevant for energy and boosts stability'

02 January, 11:50

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, JANUARY 2 - Israeli Premier Benyamin Netanyahu on Thursday morning left for Athens where he will attend a summit with Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades to sign new agreements for the construction of the gas pipeline EastMed. The project was conceived to bring natural gas to Europe from settlements in the territorial waters of Israel and Cyprus.

    Two days ago Israel activated the Leviathan platform - located 10 km off the coast, north of Caesarea - and is thus now able to start exporting gas to Jordan and Egypt, as previously agreed. ''Afterwards we will also export to Europe'', Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz announced.

    ''It is a very important summit'', said Netanyahu before his departure. ''We have forged an alliance in the eastern area of the Mediterranean: an alliance that has enormous importance for Israel's energy future and which also contributes to stability in the region''. (ANSAmed)
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