Press Statement for the 14th 09:00 of September 2022

In the framework of the annual military cooperation program between Cyprus and Israel, Exercise “IASON - 2022” was successfully executed, from the 12th to the 13th of September   The Exercise carried out within the Nicosia FIR with the participation…

Remarks by Minister of Defence Mr. Charalambos Petrides, on the occasion of the signing of GtoG for the acquirement of Military Personal Protective Equipment and Load Carriage System.

The defence cooperation between Cyprus and Israel continues to grow and extend. We are proud that this cooperation is in tandem with our excellent bilateral relations and reflect how neighboring countries should work for promoting peace and stability.…

Remarks by Minister of Defence Mr. Charalambos Petrides on the occasion of the signing of the contract for acquiring new attack Helicopters   

Today is truly an important day both for the Defense of Cyprus and for the development of our defense cooperation with France.   The acquisition of H-145M attack helicopters deepens our defence partnership with France and opens a new chapter in…

Joint Statement of the 5th Trilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Defence Of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Cyprus And the Hellenic Republic

1.General. Mohamed Zaki, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defence and Military Production of the Arab Republic Of Egypt. Mr. Charalambos Petrides, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus. Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Minister…

Address By The Minister Of Defence mr Charalambos Petrides At The Dvday/ Final Phase Of The Multinational Exercise Argonaut

I would like to welcome you today at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and Zenon Coordination Center premises for the final phase of our flagship Multinational civ-mil Exercise ARGONAUT. We are gratified that we were able to resume this important Exercise…

Speech of the Minister of Defence at the seminar "Course on the role of the EU Cyber Ecosystem in the Global Cyber Security Stability"

It is a great pleasure and honour welcoming you to the international course on the “Role of the EU Cyber Ecosystem in the Global Cyber Security Stability”, jointly organized by the Cyprus Security and Defence Academy and the Digital Security Authority…

Remarks by Minister of Defence at the Commemoration at event at the BMH Cyprus-Israel Friendship Memorial Site

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you today at the site of the monument dedicated to the Jewish holocaust survivors who found temporary refuge to Cyprus on their way to their motherland after the end of the Second World War. This monument is a meaningful…

Joint Press Release of the Minister of Defence and the Federal Minister of Defence of the Republic of Austria

The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Charalambos Petrides and the Federal Minister of Defence of the Republic of Austria Ms. Klaudia Tanner met today in Nicosia at the premises of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus. During…

Statement by the Minister of Defence after his meeting with Federal Minister of Defence of the Republic of Austria

It is with great pleasure that I welcome the Federal Minister of Defence of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Ms. Klaudia Tanner and the members of her delegation. Cyprus and Austria are members of the big family of the European Union and are like minded…

Completion of Cyprus – France Air Defence Exercise TALOS 2021

The Air Defence exercise "TALOS 2022" was successfully completed with the participation of forces from the National Guard and the French Armed Forces.   The exercise was performed on the occasion of the presence of the aircraft carrier «Charles…