The leaders of Greece, Egypt and the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) came together in order to discuss the energy works and terrorism in the Eastern Mediterranean at the trilateral summit which was held in Athens, the capital of Greece. Greek Prime Minister Tsipras stated that the issues of utilizing Cyprus’s natural gas and passing energy pipelines through Greece were also discussed at the summit. He also added: “We also discussed the determination of the sea zones of the three countries where possible within the framework of the international law. This cooperation wasn’t conducted with a mentality against the third countries or the exclusion of another country.”
After attending a trilateral meeting Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi and the leader of the Greek Cypriot Administration Nikos Anastasiades made a joint statement entitled “Athens Declaration”.
In his speech at the joint press conference Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that the developments in the region’s energy map after the identification of new hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean were discussed at the trilateral summit.
Furthermore Tsipras said that they reached an agreement on the issue of accelerating cooperation between the three countries in all fields and he also said they agreed that the next meeting will be held in Cairo.