defence

Cyprus, France, Lebanon sign defence pact

Cyprus, France and Lebanon have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement to upgrade their joint military capability in regional defence and security. Programmes for bilateral cooperation on issues of defence and security were

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Cyprus Defence Minister tests negative for coronavirus

Cyprus Defence Minister Savvas Angelides has tested negative for the coronavirus after placing himself under self-isolation but two army officers have contracted the virus. Defence Ministry Spokesperson Christos Pieris told CNA that

Cyprus and Jordan renew defence pact

Defence Ministries of Cyprus and Jordan renewed a military cooperation programme expressing their joint political will for further deepening their collaboration in the defence and security. The signing took place at the

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French fighter jets test Cyprus air defences

French fighter jets took part in a joint military exercise on Monday to test Cyprus’ air defences to better prepare the island for any possible attack. Cypriot Defence Minister Savvas Angelides said

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French Armed Forces Minister in Cyprus visit

France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly will hold talks on Tuesday morning with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, and Defence Minister Savvas Angelides on closer military cooperation. Parly will also visit the French

Embracing Europe’s power

By Josep Borrell  The geopolitical upheavals we are witnessing today underline the urgency with which the European Union must find its way in a world increasingly characterised by raw power politics. We

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Cyprus signs €240 mln French missiles contract

Cyprus has ordered French surface-to-air Mistral missiles as well as Exocet anti-ship missiles in a €240 mln arms deal, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Friday. French newspaper La Tribune reported the missile

Greece and Cyprus upgrade defence cooperation

Greece Defence Minister Nikos Pagiotopoulos and his Cypriot counterpart Savvas Angelides held discussions on improving their defence cooperation involving the Chiefs of Staff of the Greek and Cyprus armed forces. Angelides said