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Netanyahu heads to Athens to sign an agreement to export gas to Europe

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The outgoing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, went on Thursday morning to Athens, to sign with the leaders of Greece and Romanian Cyprus, an agreement to extend a marine pipeline, allowing Israel to export natural gas to the European continent, according to a statement issued by his office.

“We are leaving the country to take part in a very important summit with the president of (Romanian) Cyprus and the new Greek prime minister, (Kyriakos Mitsotakis),” Netanyahu said before leaving Tel Aviv.

He added: “We have formed an alliance in the eastern Mediterranean, which is of great importance for the future energy of the State of Israel, and its transformation into a superpower in this field, and also for the stability of the region.”

“The gas pipeline that we will be working on now, which Energy Minister (Yuval) Steinitz has built for many years, is revolutionizing the image of Israeli energy,” Netanyahu said.

And the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation (official) said on Wednesday that this project, which is called the “EastMed” pipeline, will transport natural gas starting in 2025.

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