Cyprus and the United States sign first ever Bilateral Defence Program

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The first Bilateral Defense Cooperation Program has been signed between Cyprus and the United States, the Cyprus Defence Ministry revealed on Tuesday.

According to the The Cyprus Mail, the signing ceremony was held in Nicosia, Cyprus on December 29.

The agreement involves joint training of armed forces personnel, the sharing of military expertise, and joint exercises (including air and naval).

Cypriot Chief National Guard Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis wrote on Twitter after signing the Cyprus-USA Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program that he was “delighted.”

“A flourishing and mutually reinforcing relation is steadily expanding,” he added.

US Defence Attaché Colonel Roger Bowman signed on behalf of the US.

Source: Ekathimerini

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