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Greece, Cyprus, Israel and USA express strong support for states’ sovereign rights in the Eastern Mediterranean
CNA/Adamos Zachariadis - Greece/Athens 07/08/2019 21:44

The Energy Ministers of Greece, Kostas Hatzidakis, the Republic of Cyprus, Georgios Lakkotrypis, the State of Israel, Yuval Steinitz, and the US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Francis Fannon, met on Wednesday in Athens, at the 1st Energy Ministerial Conference, aiming to promote cooperation of the four states in the field of energy.

At their joint statement, following the Ministerial Meeting, the Ministers reiterated their full support and solidarity with the Republic of Cyprus in exploring and developing its resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone and expressed their concern with recent provocative steps underway in the Eastern Mediterranean. In this context, the United States also reaffirmed its position that the island’s oil and gas resources should be shared equitably between both communities in the context of an overall settlement.


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