Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman begins a three-day visit to Greek
Cyprus to discuss energy issues with senior officials, his office said on April 15.
He will meet Greek
Cypriot President Demetris Christofias and Greek
Cypriot Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis today, Anatolia news agency reported. Among the issues on the table will be “promoting a plan to form a regional emergency aid force,” it said, Agence France-Presse reported.
In February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
made a landmark visit to Greek
Cyprus for talks with Greek
Cypriot President Demetris Christofias which focused on energy cooperation and economic ties. The two countries also signed an agreement to coordinate maritime search and rescue operations.Natural gas discovery beneath Mediterranean
Cyprus have discovered huge offshore natural gas deposits beneath the Mediterranean Sea between them, and have tentatively discussed cooperation on delivering gas to European and Asian markets. In March, Israel
Cyprus signed an accord to lay an underwater electricity cable between them, the first stage in a bid to transfer power between Israel
and mainland Europe.