Greece, Israel and Cyprus signed an agreement on the EastMed pipeline

Греция, Израиль и Кипр подписали соглашение о газопроводе EastMed

Three Mediterranean countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the EastMed pipeline, which will connect middle East with Europe.

“The intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the EastMed pipeline was signed on Thursday in Athens between Greece, Cyprus and Israel”, – stated in the message.

The document was signed by energy Ministers of the three countries: Greece, Kostis Hatzidakis, Cyprus Giorgos Lakkotripis, Israel – Yuval Steinitz. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Ministers of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.

The leader of Cyprus called the agreement “historic,” saying that it provides the basis for real interaction: “In the middle East should be cooperation, not competition, particularly in terms of energy and other issues that can associate the States of the region”.

The EastMed pipeline will be held in the Mediterranean from Israel via Cyprus and Crete to mainland Greece and then to Italy.