Greek PM Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis welcomed Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades at the Maximos mansion on Thursday morning.
Mitsotakis wished Anastasiades “Happy New Year”, who in turn replied: “I wish for the best, especially for our countries”.
The Greek premier noted that the atmosphere in meetings with the president of Cyprus was always warm but was especially so on this day, a very important day when Greece, Cyprus and Israel will co-sign the agreeement for the EastMed pipeline.
Mitsotakis noted that this was a very important energy project, which is the capstone of a very effective trilateral collaboration that extended beyond the energy sector.
On his part, Anastasiades said that the signing of the trilateral and afterwards quadrilateral cooperation that lays the foundations for what was our aim from the very beginning of these trilateral cooperations, for cooperation and not confrontation in the Middle East, and particularly in issues of energy and any other thing that can link the countries of the region.
“Today is really a very important and historic day and the discussions we will have together and afterwards with the Prime Minister of Israel, I believe will lay the foundation for the further, even stronger, cooperation with the countries of the Middle East”.