What's new
Cyprus Forum

Welcome to the future flagship forum of Cyprus. The main difference of our forum from all others is that all user posts and news from the Cypriot media are automatically translated into three languages: Greek, English and Russian. The translation is done with the help of an innovative neuronet, so we expect a quality result.
The main mission of the forum is to unite all the international communities of Cyprus, erasing all linguistic boundaries between them. Currently we are inviting all interested people to develop the sections of the forum.
We look forward to welcoming you as a new user!
Welcome and feel comfortable here!

[Cyprus Mail] Cyprus, Israel and Greece step up defence cooperation...


Cyprus and Israel have signed a bilateral defence cooperation programme between the national guard and the armed forces of Israel (IDF) in Tel Aviv, as well as a corresponding tripartite programme with the Greek defence forces for 2023.

The bilateral cooperation programme includes a significant number of actions carried out in both countries while the trilateral programme showcases the role of the three countries as factors of stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean and beyond, the defence ministry said.

It said the signing ceremony was preceded by extended talks between delegations during which a review of the bilateral and then the trilateral cooperation so far was carried out.

The talks confirmed the significant progress achieved in existing areas of cooperation, while a preliminary discussion was held regarding additional areas of common interest, which will be included in future programmes, it added.

There was also an exchange of views and assessments regarding the challenges related to security in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region, but also more generally on the security climate that is taking shape internationally due to geopolitical developments.

The bilateral agreement include a significant number of actions, which will be carried out both in Cyprus and Israel as in 2022 when the large-scale exercise Agapinor and the air defence exercise Iason were carried out.

In addition, with the signing of the tripartite programme, the already-close military cooperation between the Cyprus, Greece and Israel is further deepened.

Both programmes are part of the wide network of bilateral and multilateral actions developed by the national guard and provide for joint exercises, training and exchange of expertise on specialised issues.

At the same time, they express the ongoing commitment and will of Cyprus, Greece and Israel to upgrade and strengthen cooperation and ties between their armed forces, as it has been acknowledged that addressing common challenges and promoting security and stability requires multilateral and multifaceted action between countries which share the same ideals and principles, which are based in international law, the announcement said

Contents of this article including associated images are belongs Cyprus Mail
Views & opinions expressed are those of the author and/or Cyprus Mail