France wants to beef up European defence

Paris sees the need to beef up Europe’s defence industry as continuing European military aid to Ukraine is crucial. The European Political Community (EPC) takes place on June 1 in Chisinau, Moldova, where

Cyprus-UK conduct air defence drill

The air defence drill “Aphrodite Shield” was carried out with the participation of the Air Defence Units of Cyprus Air Command and UK aircraft of the Royal Air Force. According to the


Turkey condemns US-Cyprus defence deal

The Turkish Foreign Ministry denounced a defence training deal between the US and Cyprus as “encouraging Greek Cypriot side’s armament.” “We condemn the signing of an agreement between the National Guard of

Cyprus-US ties ‘never stronger’

Cyprus and US relations have never been stronger, Defence Minister Michalis Giorgallas said at the signing ceremony of a State Partnership Program (SPP) between the Republic and the New Jersey National Guard.


Cyprus signs fast-track ammunitions deal

Cyprus joined EU member states as a signatory to a project led by the European Defence Agency for the collaborative procurement of ammunition. The collaborative procurement of ammunition includes the possibility of


Conference spotlights Cyprus defence sector

The first International Defence and Security Conference began in Limassol to highlight the Cyprus defence industry, new trends and technologies. Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides said the conference emphasises that Cyprus remains resolute in defending

Cyprus, Italy discuss defence cooperation

Cyprus and Italy’s defence ministers held a meeting in Rome during which they discussed bilateral cooperation, European defence and the regional security framework. Italian Defence Minister Guido Crosetto and his Cypriot counterpart Charalambos


Cyprus-India bolster defence ties

Cyprus has strengthened its ties with India, signing agreements to tighten military cooperation, expanding the use of solar energy technology and stemming illegal migration. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said after Thursday’s meeting

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