New Cyprus President Nicos Christodoulides was in Israel this week meeting PM Benyamin Netanyahu. “The two countries are reliable partners in the region and we have many areas of cooperation with Israel, such as energy, research and technology, and the economy,” Mr Christodoulides said. ‘’We built together an alliance, Eastern Mediterranean alliance, Democracies, Israel. Cyprus. Greece,” Mr Netanyahu adds.

Both are founder members of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) alongside Egypt. But despite this, Cyprus and Israel have so far failed to reach a unitization agreement for the shared 4.5tcf Aphrodite field, a vital step for operator Chevron to proceed with development (MEES, 23 September 2022). (CONTINUED - 188 WORDS)