Greece, Cyprus and Israel plan to sign an intergovernmental agreement for the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline in Athens on 2 January. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus President Nikos Anastasiades will sign the agreement

for the pipeline that will transport gas from the southeast Mediterranean to Italy and the rest of Europe. Italy is also expected to sign the agreement at a later stage.

Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company CEO Charles Ellinas told New Europe on 24 December that the agreement to be signed on 2 January is an intergovernmental agreement, mainly of a political nature, that will provide the legal framework facilitating eventual construction and operation of the EastMed gas pipeline.

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