Cyprus-Greece agree to act in concert on defence matters

If you were, lets say, a sinister EU and you wanted to guarantee a supply of energy resources because you have none, how would you go about doing it?

Expanding on the relations between Cyprus and Greece pointed out by this article, one could say in a nutshell, this is how: The EU, which is ran by Germany via the “Troika”, subjugates Greece through forcing it to give up chunks of sovereign rights while simultaneously destroying the Cypriot economy for generations via bank depositor theft. While some control of both countries over their economies is retained, they forge natural relationships for a common cause (keeping Turkey and it’s revived Ottoman empire dream out of their region) that bring about resources that will ultimately be under the Fourth Reich’s EU control mechanism.

Perhaps this is too ahead-of-the-curve, but it is a very plausible outcome. Europe in general does not wish to remain dependent upon the Russian bear for all of its energy resources, nor the Middle East. This would be a life saver for them. They have no fear of economically or politically, openly raiding and plundering countries as shown in the last three years. Even if it doesn’t come under EU control, it’s also within the realm of possibility that the energy resources will be sold at very cheap prices to the EU in return for paying off country debt and regaining some sovereignty. Either way, you can look forward to the EU getting in on the action. Expect Israel to also fit into the equation as it also is a deterrence to Turkish aggression.

The Cyprus issue, energy security and the exploitation of hydrocarbon reserves in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone were examined during a meeting in Athens between the Defence Ministers of Cyprus and Greece, Fotis Fotiou and Panos Panagiotopoulos, respectively.

Fotiou also discussed with Panagiotopoulos the situation in the wider south-eastern Mediterranean region and Turkish threats against Cyprus with regard to oil exploration.

He thanked the Greek government and its people for supporting the Republic of Cyprus and for being the firm and permanent supporter of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cyprus and its economy, adding that “with hard work by both governments we can support one another and give hope and prospects to the people”.

Fotiou said the “Turkish threats against the sovereign rights of Cyprus do not help in solving problems or Turkey’s European aspirations”, adding these threats are directed against international legality.

He talked about the close cooperation of the two ministries, noting it needs to expand due to the sensitive strategic facts in the region. He said there was a discussion on the Cyprus government decision to apply for membership of the Partnership for Peace and asked the Greek National Defence Ministry to provide assistance on this issue.

Regarding energy security, he said that it requires careful handling and cooperation with countries such as Israel as well as Lebanon and Egypt, noting that there will be results in the coming months.

On his part, Panagiotopoulos said the Hellenic Republic will never cease to guarantee “the safety, sovereignty and territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Cyprus”.

He also said they reviewed the strategic partnership and agreed to further promote the already close cooperation in matters concerning the strategic needs that arise in South-Eastern Mediterranean.

Panagiotopoulos said they agreed to develop initiatives on the issue of hydrocarbons between the two countries and together they will pursue a cooperation framework with neighbouring countries such as Israel, without this being contrary to the already friendly and close relations that Greece and Cyprus maintain with the Arab world, such as Egypt, Lebanon and other countries.

He described the visit of Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades to Israel as of “great significance” adding that Greece has upgraded its relations with Israel.

Panagiotopoulos expressed the conviction that both countries will overcome their economic problems and return to growth.

Regarding the Cyprus problem, he said “it remains a problem of invasion and continued occupation” and called on Turkey to realize that “we should do our best to make this region a region of good cooperation, harmonic co-existence”, adding that threats do not help towards this direction.

Full article: Cyprus-Greece agree to act in concert on defence matters (Famagusta Gazette)

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