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Greek FM announces Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, France summit

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Dendias has announced the convening of a quadripartite summit between Cyprus, Egypt, Greece and France, which is expected to be held on January 4 or 5 in Cairo.

In an interview on the Greek TV station Alpha, he also underlined the importance of the interstate agreement on the EastMed pipeline, which will be signed in Athens, on January 2.

Dendias said that the EastMed pipeline represents an alternative energy route, which will ensure Europe’s energy self-sufficiency. He also underlined that Italy will soon accede to the agreement.

As regards Turkey’s stance towards this project, the Greek foreign minister stressed that the EastMed pipeline is not a reaction to Turkish actions in the region, despite “Turkey’s inclination to interpret all actions that way – an inclination which stems from its inner insecurity”.

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