US sees Cyprus as key player in Eastern Mediterranean energy

7 February 2020
463 Views

Washington sees Cyprus as a key player in eastern Mediterranean energy supplies, a visiting senior US official said Wednesday, while warning against further instability in the region as tensions rise over Turkey’s drilling activities off the divided island.

“Cyprus has an incredibly important role to play in this new energy corridor that is still developing throughout the region,” said US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon.

“We urge all parties to not take any provocative actions that could create any further instability. And we’re steadfast on that,” he added.

He made the comments before a gathering of Israeli, Greek and Cypriot technical experts gathered in Nicosia to discuss ways to boost safety and security in offshore gas drilling.

Fannon’s visit coincides with Turkey upping the ante by pushing ahead with drilling activity in Cyprus’s designated exclusive economic zone (EEZ) despite EU threats of sanctions against Ankara.

Source: AFP

You may be interested

The National Interest: Why is Cyprus still divided? – Analysis
DEFENCE
shares229 views
DEFENCE
shares229 views

The National Interest: Why is Cyprus still divided? – Analysis

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

The division of Cyprus is fast approaching the half-century mark. In fact, that division has now lasted longer than that…

Research suggests ancient Greeks might have sailed to Canada
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

Research suggests ancient Greeks might have sailed to Canada

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

The ancient Greeks could have reached Canada in 56 AD – almost a millennium before the Vikings. This is according…

Condition in eastern Mediterranean dominated Dendias, Shoukry meeting in Cairo
GREECE
shares235 views
GREECE
shares235 views

Condition in eastern Mediterranean dominated Dendias, Shoukry meeting in Cairo

Panos - Apr 19, 2021

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias was cordially welcomed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry earlier on Sunday in Cairo. The…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.