Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed on Thursday an intergovernmental agreement for the EastMed natural gas pipeline during a meeting in Athens.
The pipeline will run across the Mediterranean from Israel’s Levantine Basin offshore gas reserves to the Greek island of Crete and the Greek mainland, and then to Italy.
The deal was signed in the presence of Greek and Israeli Premiers Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Benjamin Netanyahu, and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, by the energy ministers of the three countries.
At 6 p.m., Mitsotakis went to the Zappion Mansion where the agreement was signed in order to take part in a trilateral meeting with Netanyahu and Anastasiades prior to the signing ceremony at 6.30 p.m..
On the sidelines of the event, the respective energy ministers will meet at noon, and greece’s DEPA and Energean Oil and Gas will sign a letter of intent for the supply of natural gas through the pipeline.