Cyprus and Israel are collaborating to establish a maritime humanitarian corridor to deliver aid to Gaza amidst a dire humanitarian crisis. Despite challenges and uncertainties, both countries are actively working together to iron out the specifics of this significant initiative, with Cyprus leveraging its geographical proximity, infrastructure network, and strong regional connections to champion the corridor within the EU and the UN.
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The Cypriot Foreign Minister, Constantinos Kombos, visited Israel to propose the establishment of a maritime humanitarian corridor for Gaza, aiming to provide immediate, medium, and longterm humanitarian aid to the crisisstricken region. Discussions were held with Israeli President Isaac Herzog and counterpart Eli Cohen to address the aftermath of recent attacks and strengthen ties between the two nations, while Cyprus continues to work on a comprehensive implementation plan for the corridor.
The inaugural CyprusGreece Intergovernmental Summit focused on strengthening bilateral relations, addressing the Middle East crisis, and discussing the Cyprus problem. Key points included the proposed maritime humanitarian corridor initiative and the necessity to resume negotiations under the UN for the Cyprus issue, while rejecting a twostate solution. The summit also explored the European Union’s potential role in these matters.