Governments of Israel and Greece Conclude Inter-Governmental Consultations
Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, GPO 

The governments of Israel and Greece have today in Thessaloniki, concluded a G2G meeting chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
 
The governments signed a joint declaration regarding the following areas: Foreign affairs; infrastructure, energy and water (natural gas; renewable energies, energy efficiency and alternative fuels; strengthening economic cooperation in the field of energy; water); environmental protection; research and innovation; telecommunication technologies; industry and small and medium sized enterprises; and diaspora.
 
From the joint declaration (see attached Word file):
 
The bonds between the Hellenic Republic and the State of Israel are based on their ancient history, rich heritage and resilience to adversity.
 
Both governments wish to underline their strong commitment to shared values, democratic principles, and international law.
 
Their determination to work together and share their experience, knowledge and know- how has resulted in a flourishing partnership that benefits not only their peoples, but the entire region.
 
Both governments reaffirm their aspiration to further their cooperation, work on joint projects of mutual interest, find solutions to common concerns and promote interconnectivity and complementarity in their actions.