Cyprus energy pact

NICOSIA: Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades was on Thursday hosting a three-way meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras focused on energy cooperation between the Mediterranean states. With Cyprus, which lies just 100 kilometres from the Syrian coast, on the fringes of a region wracked by conflict, the three countries say cooperation holds the key to regional stability. While the alliance has emerged around gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean, water resources and tourism were also high on the agenda of the talks, said Cypriot government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides.