This is indeed a great moment and I want to thank my good friend, Prime Minister Netanyahu, for convening this very historic meeting in Jerusalem.
We are delighted to have the American Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, joining us today. His presence is a tangible proof that our three countries constitute reliable partners of the US, particularly in the fields of energy and security, and an anchor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Our vision and actions for an Eastern Mediterranean Energy Corridor is an excellent example in this respect.
I want to assure of Cyprus’ unwavering commitment to this reliable and solid partnership that aims, through tangible actions, to generate much needed security, stability and prosperity in our turbulent region.
This is our grand - scale vision and we are extremely happy that the Secretary of State is here to endorse its geopolitical value on behalf of the United States and I look forward to a productive discussion on issues of common interest, such as energy security, full respect of sovereign rights and the protection of energy and marine activities, and, of course the diversification of energy sources.