Foreign Ministers of Greece, Cyprus, Israel meet in Jerusalem

“There are countries in our neighborhood that, even in contrast to the interest of their societies, are trying to revive old empires and old perceptions,” Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said after the Greece-Cyprus-Israel tripartite meeting held in Jerusalem on Sunday.

“Literally buried in the sand of the past and they use a lot of tools. Military invasions in other countries, interference in other countries’ internal affairs. And, of course, sometimes they instrumentalize migration, which is completely unacceptable,” he added.

“Our common effort is that they should never succeed,” he said.

The FM noted that together counterparts Nikos Christodoulides and Yair Lapid, they examined “the extremely worrying developments in the broader region.”

“Religious fanaticism, terrorism, fundamentalism that extends from North Africa to the Eastern Mediterranean and reaches as far as Central Asia and Afghanistan,” he said.