First Cyprus-Greece-Israel meeting on Thursday
The first tripartite meeting between the leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel will take place in Nicosia on Thursday, with the participation of President Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will be accompanied by members of their cabinets.
Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Tuesday that the main issues on the agenda will be energy, economy and tourism.
He said that the leaders will adopt the Declaration of Nicosia which will outline the way the cooperation will advance until the next tripartite meeting within six months.
As regards the ongoing UN-led Cyprus talks, Christodoulides said that on Friday President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will hold one more meeting, during which they will discuss issues relating to property and the territory.
As regards the guarantees issue, he said that he does not believe this to be one of the most difficult issues on the negotiation table, noting that it is clear that in 2016 military guarantees or guarantees for an EU member state are out of the question.
“The content of the solution, the fact that the Republic of Cyprus is an EU member state, and will continue to be after the solution of the Cyprus problem, is the best guarantee as regards the solution of the problem,” he said.