The Jerusalem Post

Ashkenazi to start forum with counterpar­ts from UAE, Greece, Cyprus


Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi headed to Paphos, Cyprus, on Thursday to meet with his Greek, Cypriot and Emirati counterpar­ts.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodou­lides, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and Ashkenazi plan to establish a forum for regular meetings between ministers and diplomats to promote their countries’ shared regional strategic interests.

Ashkenazi will meet with each foreign minister individual­ly, before a meeting of all four together. He is also set to meet with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiad­es as well.

On the agenda for the foreign ministers’ meetings are economic issues, security, tourism, battling coronaviru­s and establishi­ng a “green corridor” for travel between the countries.

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