PM Tsipras: We want to ensure peace, prosperity and cooperation

“I agree with what Benjamin said before about human capital, Greece is a welcoming country and everyone can feel at home,” Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, in joint statements with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the 4th Greece-Cyprus-Israel Summit.

As the Greek prime minister said, a fair solution involving two states is needed regarding the Palestinian issue, and he expressed the hope that the US initiative would provide a basis for the solution.

“We expressed our support for Nicos Anastasiades’ efforts for a viable solution to the Cyprus problem, with the departure of the Turkish troops and abolition of guarantees,” added Tsipras.

On Turkish provocations, he said that Ankara must respect the rights of its neighbours on the basis of international treaties “and this is supported by all three of us,” he added.

“The Prime Minister of Israel has expressed his concerns about Iran’s missile tests, but a possible abolition of the agreement on Iran’s nuclear capacity may lead to destabilisation,” noted Tsipras.

“I leave more optimistic than I came,” said the Greek prime minister, adding that “the next meeting will be held in Israel at a place, as Benjamin said, which is innovative and we want to follow Israel’s footsteps in innovation.”