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Cyprus–Greece–Israel trilateral cooperation on diaspora ‘becoming a reality’

Presidential Commissioner, Photis Photiou said on Wednesday that a trilateral cooperation mechanism established between Cyprus, Greece and Israel on the diaspora was becoming a reality.
Her made the statement after a meeting he had with young people from the three countries’ diasporas who are taking part in a trilateral youth conference, at the Philoxenia conference centre in Nicosia.

Speaking about the programme “Common Journey to our Roots” in the context of which youth involved first visited Israel, Greece and now Cyprus, he said the experiences they gained had been important.

While in Cyprus, they would not only visit historic and archaeological sites of importance but would also be briefed by the ministry of energy and the ministry of foreign affairs on recent developments regarding the Cyprus problem and energy matters.

Photiou also announced that more such trilateral cooperation visits would take place soon in Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. “The key strategic pillar of this cooperation is to bring together the young generation of the diasporas,” he noted.

Deputy Chief of Mission of the Israeli Embassy in Nicosia, Noga Caspi, expressed her country’s “support for the cooperation between our three countries, this alliance.”

Referring to the young people of the three diasporas she added: “We see them as future ambassadors for conveying the messages of our countries.”

Anastassios Konstantaras, Second Secretary from the Greek Embassy in Nicosia said that during the meeting they had the opportunity to discuss many issues regarding the possibilities for cooperation. He also expressed his belief that “in future they will a play a very important role.

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