“Through the tripartite cooperation of Cyprus, Greece and Israel, we managed to create and feed a positive dynamic in our region,” said the independent candidate for the Presidency, Nikos Christodoulidis, who participated in the first day of its work & nbsp; meeting of the Israeli-Hellenic Forum B'nai B'rith World Center held in Athens under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Nikos Dendias.
Mr. Christodoulidis developed the topic “Impacts” of the conflict in Ukraine in the Eastern Mediterranean region “. He stressed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine already has far-reaching consequences that will be long-term, while its consequences will not only increase in intensity, but also multiply.
Mr. Christodoulidis reviewed the situation prevailing in the Eastern Mediterranean before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, noting that through the tripartite cooperation of Cyprus, Greece and Israel, we managed to create and feed a positive dynamic in our region. & Nbsp;
He noted that the achievements of regional cooperation are tangible, such as the establishment of the Statute of the Energy Forum in Cairo, the historic agreements to normalize relations between Israel and some Arab countries in the region, the conduct of military exercises and large-scale search and rescue exercises. participation of countries in the region, and the Paphos Meeting in April 2021 with the participation of the Foreign Ministers of Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
Referring to how the Eastern Mediterranean, but also the wider Middle East, can be affected by the war in Ukraine, he stressed that this will depend on how clearly, decisively and effectively the international community will react. & Nbsp; “If it becomes apparent that military aggression and land grabbing, in violation of international law, may be acceptable, or even tolerable, then it makes sense to consider that some actors in our area who have so far remained outside the established networks will most likely be encouraged to pursue subversive and revisionist agendas. ” jpg “alt =” & Sigma; & tau; & omicron; & Iota; & sigma; & rho; & alpha; & eta; & lambda; & omicron; – & Epsilon; & lambda; & lambda; & eta; & nu; & iota; & kappa; ό & Phi; ό & rho; & omicron; ; & omicron; & Chi; & rho; & iota; & sigma; & tau; & omicron; & delta; & omicron; & upsilon; & lambda; ί & delta; & eta; & sigmaf; (& epsilon; & iota; & kappa; ό & nu; & epsilon; & sigmaf;)/
Concluding, Mr. Christodoulidis stated that the challenges we face due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine do not stop at the national borders, therefore the answers they must be collective to be effective.