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…

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…