Greece, Cyprus and Israel eye tripartite talks

Greece, Cyprus and Israel might hold a tripartite summit soon, following the talks between the Greek, Cypriot and Egyptian leaders in Cairo on Saturday.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, President Nicos Anastasiades and Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi signed the Cairo Declaration during their meeting, agreeing to cooperate in several areas such as combating terrorism and making use of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean.

It is thought Greece and Cyprus may hold a similar meeting with Israeli leaders in January. Anastasiades is due to visit Jerusalem on December 2.

“This is still at an early stage, so when there is something more specific, we will announce it,” said Cypriot government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides.