The second Defence and Security Dialogue between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America was held on the 1st of June 2023 in Washington DC.

 

Officials from the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus and the US Department of Defence discussed the progress achieved since the Cyprus-USA Dialogue on Defence and Security was first institutionalised in Nicosia in September 2021.  

 

Notably, this cooperation includes access to the US International Military Education Training Program, partnership with the National Guard of New Jersey in the context of the State Partnership Programme, joint exercises and trainings between our Special Forces and  consultations on emerging global, european and regional security issues.

 

The delegations also discussed ways to further enhance the defence cooperation and military ties between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America.

 

The delegation of the Ministry of Defence also held, on the 31st of May, bilateral talks with senior officials at the State Department's Political-Military Bureau and the Office of Southern European Affairs.