Cyprus, Greece, Italy, France in naval exercise

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The four-country naval and aerial exercise Eunomia wrapped up this week, with its final stage in the sea area east of Limassol with the defence forces of France, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.

The executed scenarios included dealing with asymmetric threats and Search and Rescue operations under the coordination of the Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Center.

The Chief of the National Guard congratulated the participants.

He said the exercise strengthened the ability to coordinate joint actions in international waters by planning and conducting various aeronautical operations.

The multinational exercise, taking place for the third consecutive year, confirmed the declared intention and commitment of Italy, Cyprus, Greece and France to cooperate to maintain regional stability and maritime security and ensure free navigation in international waters.

The exercise was attended by National Guard chief Lt Gen Dimokritos Zervakis, Commander-in-chief of French Forces in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea – Vice Admiral Gilles Boidevezi, Rear Admiral Polichronis Koulouris HN (Deputy Commander of the Hellenic Fleet) and Rear Admiral Lorenzano Di Renzo, commander of the first naval division of the Italian Navy.