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Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Israel to meet in NY in September

Foreign Minister Ioannis Cassoulides will be meeting his Greek and Israel counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York in September

The Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Israel will meet next September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to be held in New York, to prepare the tripartite meeting between the heads of states of the three countries.

According to CNA sources, the issue of the trilateral cooperation among the three countries was discussed during the meeting on Tuesday between President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who was in Cyprus on a brief visit.

According to the same sources, the meeting between Anastasiades and Netanyahu was the most important and significant one held yet on bilateral level during which they discussed the issues of security, energy, trilateral cooperation, the EU-Israel relationship and the problems of the region.

CNA was also told that Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides would be visiting Israel between August 2-4 to discuss the issue of security while Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis will travel to Israel in September.

The news agency also said that the meeting of the heads of Cyprus, Greece and Israel would be held after the preparatory meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries in New York next September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

The source did not rule out the possibility the meeting of the three heads of state to be held in Cyprus.

CNA

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