Agreements and friendship have been strengthened since 2016, Netanyahu says

Cyprus' president Nikos Anastasiades, left, talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he arrives at the presidential palace following a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Cyprus is hosting the Israeli Prime Minister and Greek Prime Minister in another trilateral meeting between the three leaders aimed at forging closer relations and cooperation on fields including energy, security, the environment, business and tourism. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Agreements have been expanded and friendships strengthened among Greece, Cyprus and Israel since 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the end of the 5th Greek-Israeli-Cyprus Summit, adding that peace and pluralism are threatened by terrorism and religious fundamentalism.

The Israeli Prime Minister also spoke about Beer Sheba, where the Summit was held, which was transformed from a region in the middle of the desert into a modern city with an important role in high technology and cyber security.