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 premises of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus. 


The Republic of Cyprus and the United Kingdom, work closely in the Eastern Mediterranean region, aiming to tackle emerging transnational threats and contribute to regional stability and security.


During the consultations, the delegations had the opportunity to review the implementation of their bilateral cooperation program and progress achieved so far. They also discussed ways to further enhance and expand their military cooperation through the participation in training programs and joint exercises.


In the context of the consultations, the Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program for 2022, was signed.


Moreover, the Delegations also had the opportunity to discuss other issues of mutual interest, in regards to regional challenges, emerging and asymmetrical threats