Two helicopters are expected to arrive in Cyprus on Tuesday as part of the country’s efforts to increase its state of preparedness to tackle summer wildfires. The two Kamov helicopters will join
Jordan’s King Abdullah II has offered to station firefighting aircraft in Cyprus through the summer fire season. Minister Ioannis Kasoulides thanked the Jordanian monarch following talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Safadi.
Cyprus wants to create an east Mediterranean firefighting hub with neighbours Greece and Israel to tackle huge summer wildfires that could overwhelm any single country. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides made the proposal
Cyprus authorities are building up the island’s firefighting capacity ahead of the hot summer months, with Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis announcing the employment of two planes from Spain. In comments to state