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October 18, 1999
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Greece and Israel renewed their 1994 defense cooperation agreement during a visit to the Jewish state by Greece’s defense minister. Akis Tsohatzopoulos spoke of a “new era of peace and development in the region” during a dinner hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Greece’s ties with Israel have been strained since the Jewish state forged a military cooperation pact in 1996 with Turkey, Greece’s longtime rival.

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