JOINT STATEMENT: 1st Trilateral Defence Ministers Meeting between Cyprus, Greece and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  1.         The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Charalambos Petrides, the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and Major General Yousef Al-Hnaity, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of…

Speech of the Minister of Defence about «the Future of European Security and Defence»

It is my great honour and pleasure to welcome you to this conference, co-organised by the Ministry of Foreign affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Cyprus Office of the European Parliament, the European Security and Defence College and the European Citizens…

Staff Talks between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom

Delegations from the Ministries of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom met today in Nicosia, in the framework of the annual Staff Talks in the field of Defence and Security, between the two countries. The meeting was hosted at the…

Meeting between the Minister of Defence and the Minister for Defence Procurement of the United Kingdom 

The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Charalambos Petrides, met today with the Minister for Defence Procurement of the United Kingdom, Mr. Jeremy Quin. The meeting took place at the premises of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of…

Visit of Director of SIBAT

An official visit of the Director of SIBAT Brigadier General (Res.) Yair Kulas.to the Ministry of Defence took place today.    In the framework of the visit, a meeting was held with the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence ofthe Republic of Cyprus Mr. Andreas P. Louka, where…

Speech of the Minister of Defence Mr. Charalambos Petrides at the multinational exercise “NEMESIS 2021”

It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you at JRCC Larnaca for the purposes of this year’s Multinational Exercise NEMESIS 2021.   The Republic of Cyprus, is making every effort for constant upgrading of our procedures dealing with emergency…

Speech of the Minister of Defence Mr. Charalambos Petrides on the occasion of the opening ceremony for the Regional Strategic Leadership Programme 

It is a great pleasure to be here today for the opening ceremony of the 4th Regional Strategic Leadership Programme. At the outset, I would like to thank the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and Cranfield University for delivering the Programme as…

A “Send – Off Ceremony” at the US Embassy

A “Send – Off Ceremony” took place today at the US Embassy, for the first National Guard Officers who will participate in US training programs, in the framework of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program. The event took place…

4th Trilateral Defence Ministers Meeting Cyprus - Greece - Egypt

JOINT STATEMENT   The Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Charalambos Petrides, the Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of Defence…

Completion of Cyprus - France Air Defence Exercise "TALOS 2021"

The Air Defence exercise "TALOS 2021" was successfully completed with the participation of forces from the National Guard and the French Armed Forces.     The exercise took place on the occasion of the presence of the aircraft carrier «Charles…