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Trilateral summit Cyprus, Greece, Israel in Thessaloniki on Thursday

File photo: A previous trilateral

Τhe Cyprus issue, the Middle East issue and energy matters are among the main topics of discussion during the Trilateral Summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel taking place in Thessaloniki, on Thursday.

Nicos Anastasiades, Alexis Tsipras and Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to sign the Thessaloniki Joint Declaration at the end of deliberations.

The summit`s agenda includes economy and growth focusing on innovation and start-ups, youth entrepreneurship and new training and vocational programmes, energy, including the EastMed, the Euro-Asia Interconnector and renewable energy sources, telecommunications and the environment, including water resources management, maritime environment and climate changes.

Issues concerning the diaspora and the cooperation of the three countries` expats will also be examined.
The Cypriot delegation comprises Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis, Transport Minister Marios Demetriades, Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou and Deputy Government Spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos.

Ministers will hold meetings on the sidelines of the summit, which will begin at midday.

According to the schedule, in the morning the prime ministers of Greece and Israel will have a bilateral meeting.  Anastasiades arrives at the venue later. A ceremony to unveil a plaque dedicated to the Holocaust Museum will follow. At midday, Anastasiades will have a bilateral meeting with Netanyahu.

The summit will be followed by a working lunch.

Anastasiades and the Cypriot delegation are due back in Cyprus on Thursday night.

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