A memorandum of defense and military cooperation was signed today by the Ministers of Defense of Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The memorandum, among other things, provides for joint exercises, training programs and consultations, promoting operational cooperation between the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.
This is the first memorandum of cooperation in the field of Defense and Security that has been signed between Cyprus and the UAE and reflects the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries.
It is noted that the preparation of a bilateral defense cooperation program will follow, which will include joint actions, exercises and joint trainings between the Armed Forces of the two countries.
The signing of the memorandum took place via teleconference and the two Ministers agreed on a private meeting when conditions allow with the coronavirus pandemic.
In his greeting, the Minister of Defense Mr. Charalambos Petridis stated that the desire and ambition of the Republic of Cyprus is the establishment of a mutually beneficial cooperation between the Armed Forces of the two countries.
Mr. Petridis also stated that the recent large-scale joint exercise MEDUSA, which took place with the participation of forces from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, France and the UAE, is a tangible proof of the future prospects of cooperation that enters into force with the signing. of the memorandum.
The Minister characterized the memorandum as the starting point for the development of a long-term, lasting, strong and strategic relationship between the respective Ministries and the Armed Forces.