Trilateral meeting of Defense Ministers in Cyprus

The Defense Ministers of Cyprus, Greece and Egypt will have their first trilateral meeting in Larnaka, Cyprus on Thursday 14th December to discuss cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

The Cyprus Ministry of Defense issued an announcement saying that the meeting between Cyprus Minister of Defense Christoforos Fokaides and his Greek and Egyptian counterparts, Panos Kammenos and Sedki Sobhi respectively, will be held at ZENON Coordinating Center in Larnaka.

The meeting agenda will include issues that have to do with regional collaboration with an emphasis on security issues in the Eastern Mediterranean, illegal migration, terrorism and new asymmetric threats.

Fokaides and Kammenos have also scheduled to meet on Friday.

In his announcements, Mr Fokaides mentioned that the relationships between Cyprus and Egypt have always been harmonious, brotherly and based on a common historical and cultural background as well as a genuine and mutual trust. “In the past few years, thanks to the visionary politics of both our countries’ leaders, Mr Anastasiades and Mr Sissi, our bilateral relationships have shown an unprecedented thrive with significant progress in almost all fields, including energy, economy, commerce, education and agriculture,” he said.

The Egyptian Minister of Defence, in the context of his official visit to Cyprus, was received by the President of the Republic yesterday, while he also met with the President of the Parliament.


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