Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Minister of Israel Υair Lapid

(Dimitris Papamitsos / Greek Prime Minister's Office)

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel and Minister of Foreign Affairs Υair Lapid, in the context of his meetings during the High-level Week of the 77th UN General Assembly.

The meeting took place in a warm atmosphere, which reflects the strategic relations of the two countries. The two leaders had the opportunity to exchange views on the bilateral policies, defense and economic relations, the course of trilateral cooperation schemes, as well as developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

They discussed issues of cooperation both at bilateral and trilateral level (cooperation scheme between Greece, Cyprus and Israel) focusing on energy cooperation.

The Prime Minister informed his Israeli counterpart about the extreme aggressive rhetoric of the Turkish political leadership and its unacceptable claims that question Greek sovereignty, stressing that they undermine stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Finally, the two sides decided to continue their efforts to develop relations between Greece and Israel for the benefit of the two peoples, working, at the same time, to consolidate a spirit of cooperation that will strengthen security and stability in the wider region.