Activities 2024

Strategic Leadership Program in collaboration with the United Kingdom, in Cyprus, from January 29 to February 2, 2024.

The Security and Defence Academy of the Ministry of Defence in the context of the Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program between the Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom, organized a training program "Strategic Leadership Program" in collaboration with the High Commission of the United Kingdom, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield. University, from January 29 until February 2, 2024, at the Ministry of Defence, in Nicosia.

Image: Family Photo, January 29, 2024.


During the opening ceremony, greetings were delivered on behalf of the behalf of the Minister of Defence Vassilis Palmas, the Director of Defence Panagiotis Symeou, as well as the British High Commissioner in Cyprus Irfan Siddiq OBE.

Image: Opening ceremony, 29 January 2024.


On the part of the Republic of Cyprus, personnel from the Ministry of Defence, the National Guard, the Cyprus Police, the Department of Civil Aviation, the Department of Customs and UNFICYP participated. Senior officers from the Armed Forces of Greece, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Kingdom also participated. It is noted that for the first time senior officers from the Armed Forces of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar participated.

The aim of the course was to enhance strategic leadership and management at the corporate/strategic level across defence and the wider security sector.

The closing ceremony of the course was welcomed by the Chief of the National Guard, Lt. Gen. George Tsitsikostas, followed by the awarding of certificates of attendance to the participants.