The leaders of Greece, Cyprus and Israel are holding a summit meeting in Nicosia on Tuesday to discuss energy-related issues.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, President Nicos Anastasiades and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are expected to focus on plans for an ambitious Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline project that will export much of Israel's gas reserves to Europe.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a telephone conversation with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, reports said Wednesday.
The two leaders reportedly discussed the upcoming trilateral summit in Nicosia, tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, and ongoing developments in the Middle East.
No more information was immediately available.
An official says work on an electric cable linking the power grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece is on track to start in the first quarter of 2018 after Greek and Cypriot regulators approved the project.
Nasos Ktorides, who heads the EuroAsia Interconnector project, said Monday that Israeli regulators are expected to give their approval next month.
Cyprus, Greece and Israel said on Thursday they would speed up plans for the development of a pipeline channelling gas to Europe from newly discovered east Mediterranean reserves.
European governments and Israel agreed in April to move forward with a Mediterranean pipeline project to carry natural gas from Israel to Europe, setting a target date of 2025 for completion.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras landed in China, Friday accompanied by a delegation, including his wife Betty Batzana. The Greek PM, who will take part in the “Belt and Road” international Forum to start on Sunday, was greeted at the airport in a brief ceremony by Chinese officials. According to Greek government sources, Mr.