​This will be the third meeting held by the two leaders during the past six months. They will discuss political and economic cooperation, with an emphasis on energy, and will share their evaluations regarding regional developments.

 President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades to visit Israel

 

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
 
President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades will arrive in Israel tomorrow (Friday, 13 November 2015) for a meeting with Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu within the framework of the series of meetings held by the two leaders this past year. This will be their third meeting over the past six months. The two leaders will discuss political and economic cooperation, with an emphasis on energy, and will share their evaluations regarding regional developments. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the visit, which indicates the close ties between the two countries.
 
Israel’s Ambassador to Cyprus, Yael Rabia-Tzadok, stated that the importance of the visit lies both at the bilateral level and the close relationship that has developed between the two leaders, and in the regional role of Israel and Cyprus, two countries with similar values and interests that are working for the stability and the prosperity of the region and its peoples. 
 
Some recent economic data:
– Israel is Cyprus’ second largest trading partner. 
– The 2014 trade balance stood at EUROS 564 million (mainly Israeli exports).
– The volume of Israeli tourism to Cyprus doubled last year, reaching 70 thousand Israeli tourists who visited Cyprus, while approximately 17 thousand Cypriot tourists visited Israel.
– Aviation relations between the two countries improved as well, with the number of flights between the two countries almost doubling over the past year.