Middle East Monitor – An official meeting between the defence ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Israel is taking place in Nicosia today, Cyprus News Agency reports. Ministers Charalambos Petrides, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos and Benny Gantz discussed developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the wider region and ways to enhance trilateral cooperation.
Gantz was received by President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades.
According to Deputy Government spokesman Panayiotis Sentonas, President Anastasiades and Gantz reaffirmed their excellent bilateral relations, especially in the fields of defence and security.
Turkey and Greece are at odds over conflicting claims to hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the extent of their continental shelves.