Cyprus, Serbia to deepen defence ties

Cyprus and Serbia are ready to deepen their bilateral military cooperation programme after a visit to Belgrade by National Guard chief Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis. Zervakis held a two-day official visit to


Cyprus, Slovakia defence ministers sign accord

Cyprus and Slovakia defence ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish general principles and procedures that promote military cooperation. Cypriot Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides and his Slovak counterpart Jaroslav Nad met


Britain, Cyprus defence partnership deepens

British High Commissioner, Stephen Lillie, said the UK and Cyprus enjoy a very strong deepening relationship with defence engagement key as the arrival of Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth demonstrates. Lillie,


Boost to US-Greece defence pact

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved new proposed legislation bolstering the United States’ defence partnership with Greece. Under the US-Greece Defence and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, the bipartisan legislation

Cyprus wants faster EU crisis response

Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides highlighted the need for a faster, more united and effective crisis response during the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels presided by policy chief Josep Borrell. “Today


Cyprus air defence tested by Israeli jets

The National Guard’s air defence system’s operational readiness was successfully tested during the military exercise Onisilos-Gideon 2021, an annual defence cooperation programme between Cyprus and Israel. “The annual exercise proves the upgraded