The agreement was signed during a recent meeting with Israeli Defence Ministry officials who visited the island.
According to Greek Cypriot daily ‘Cyprus Mail’, the buffer zone has been used as a conduit for irregular migrants arriving in North Cyprus headed for the south of the island.
The project is predicted to cost €27.5 million to monitor the 180-kilometre-long buffer zone, known as the Green Line, dividing the island. The buffer zone varies in depth between 20 metres and seven kilometres. The plan is to use cameras 24/7 to cover more of the blind spots in order to prevent irregular migrants crossing to the south.