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Greece-Israel-Cyprus agree on East-Med pipeline at 5th Trilateral Meeting
TornosNews.gr ^ | December 20, 2018 | Source: CNA

Posted on 12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called on Turkey to respect International Law at the Press Conference following the 5th trilateral meeting in Israel with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday...

“We have emphasised the need for respect of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean. Respecting, in particular, the right of Cyprus to exercise its sovereign rights in its EEZ “. Mr Tsipras went on to underline the need for a just and viable solution of the Cypriot problem with the scrapping of the guarantees on the occupied part of the island and the withdrawal of the Turkish occupying forces.

The Greek PM and his Israeli counterpart discussed the East-Med energy pipeline, as well as the creation of an innovative technology park in Thessaloniki, which will offer the opportunity for synergies between Israeli start-ups Greek and Balkan enterprises.

The future pipeline is reportedly supposed to carry 10 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to Greece from the Eastern Mediterranean... where it will then link to Italy’s Poseidon pipeline.

The meeting, which took place at the National Cyber Directorate and Carasso Science Park in the southern city of Beersheba, is the fifth of its kind.

On the Palestinian issue. the Greek PM said he reiterated Greece’s dedication and support to achieving a viable two-state solution, which would ensure peace and security for both peoples.

The Israeli Prime Minister spoke about Beer Sheba, where the Summit was organized, which was transformed from a region in the middle of the desert into a modern city with an important role in high technology and cybersecurity.

..Ambassador to Israel David Friedman joined the summit to show US support for the East-Med pipeline project..

(Excerpt) Read more at tornosnews.gr ...


TOPICS: Israel
KEYWORDS: aegean; alexistsipras; beersheba; cyprus; eez; energy; europeanunion; greece; hydrocarbons; israel; italy; maga; mediterranean; methane; natgas; nato; naturalgas; nicosanastasiades; oman; opec; pipeline; thessaloniki
The future pipeline is reportedly supposed to carry 10 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas to Greece from the Eastern Mediterranean (approximately 1,900 kilometers) where it will then link to Italy’s Poseidon pipeline. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Christos Avraamides

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: Christos Avraamides

1 posted on 12/28/2018 1:29:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/politics/23055-oman-sultan-presents-cypriot-navy-with-alasia-vessel.html

Oman Sultan presents Cypriot navy with “Alasia” vessel

TornosNews.gr

February 14, 2017 | 19:58

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The vessel “Alasia” gifted to the Republic of Cyprus by the Sultan of Oman was officially presented to the Cypriot navy

The vessel “Alasia” gifted to the Republic of Cyprus by the Sultan of Oman was officially presented to the Cypriot navy in a ceremony in Larnaca harbour.The vessel, which has been fully repaired, will patrol the open seas, will take part in search & rescue operations, humanitarian assistance missions and will also be used as a training vessel for the Cypriot navy.

Addressing the event Defence Minister Christophoros Fokaides said that Cyprus and Oman “share common historical experience and have common goals as to the need to promote stability, security and peace.”

Both countries, he added, have powerful neighbours and are located in extremely important regions geo-strategically.

Oman and Cyprus have a strong nautical tradition throughout history, he noted.

Conditions of maritime and energy security

At the same time referring to the new energy prospects for Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in general, Fokaides pointed out that in cooperation with neighbouring and friendly countries Cyprus will contribute towards establishing conditions of maritime and energy security and managing crisis and take part in humanitarian and search and rescue missions.

He also referred to the government’s plans in the context of which by the end of 2020 Cyprus is expected to own three open sea vessels and two smaller coast guard vessels. By then, he added, the Naval base extension should also be completed.

He expressed the Republic’s and the President’s “gratitude” for this important donation on the part of the Sultan of Oman and the country’s Royal Navy.

Oman’s Ambassador Ahmed Al-Shanfari expressed his satisfaction for the safe arrival of the vessel “Al-Salam” which was manned by Oman’s Royal Navy officers together with the Republic of Cyprus’ naval officers.

“The donation sends a message of love and friendship on the part of the leader and the citizens of Oman to our friends in this hospitable country,” he said.

“An act which symbolises the friendship and peace connecting our two peoples,” he added.

Source: CNA


2 posted on 12/28/2018 1:33:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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Respect international law? Doesn't Turkey establish international law, what does it matter what Greece and Israel agree to. Infidel nations.

3 posted on 12/28/2018 4:45:42 AM PST by SJackson (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself)
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A good development.

4 posted on 12/28/2018 6:40:29 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: SunkenCiv

This is a significant Geopolitical development. Low crude oil prices have been very detrimental to the (natural resources distorted) Russian Economy. The only thing the Russians are now making money on is Natural Gas. If Israel satiates European thirst for natural gas, this leaves Russia out “in the cold” (no pun intended). This may cause the Russian Army to greatly step up their aid to all the small enemies surrounding Israel (Psalm 87, Jeremiah 48-49, Isaiah 15-19)...and even draw Russia against Israel (Ezekiel 38-39)


5 posted on 12/28/2018 11:11:12 AM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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