Trilateral meeting postponed due to Netanyahu’s illness, Cyprus-Greece bilateral talks instead

Wednesday’s scheduled Cyprus-Greece-Israel trilateral meeting in Nicosia has been postponed due to the Israeli Prime Minister’s illness but nonetheless Greek Prime Minister Kyriacos Mitsotakis is coming over, informs in-cyprus.

This is what it was officially announced late on Sunday, with insiders saying the recently re-elected Greek leader and Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides will hold a bilateral meeting instead.

And that the two will have the opportunity for an in-depth briefing, exchange of views and coordination on the next steps both on the Cyprus issue and on Euro-Turkish issues.

It is still not certain whether Mitsotakis will arrive in Cyprus on Tuesday afternoon and have an official dinner as was the schedule of the trilateral meeting. Or whether he will arrive early on Wednesday for a one-day official visit.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu underwent surgery late on Saturday and had a pacemaker inserted, a week after he was rushed to hospital again with vertigo.

In addition to the postponement of the trilateral meeting Netanyahu’s visit to Nicosia was also cancelled.