Defense ministers of Egypt, Cyprus, Greece meet in Cairo to discuss military cooperation
Tuesday، 21 June 2022 - 04:29 AM
The defense ministers of Egypt and Cyprus Mohamed Zaky and Charalambos Petrides held one-on-one talks on Monday 20/6/2022 to discuss military cooperation between their countries.
Zaky also conferred with his Greek counterpart Nikos Panagiotopoulos on regional and international developments and how they affect security and stability in the Middle East and East Mediterranean regions.
The two get-togethers were held on the sidelines of a trilateral summit, the fifth grouping the defense ministers of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece, that kicked off afterwards.
Zaky, during the trilateral summit, stressed the importance of boosting cooperation and partnership among the three countries in a way that would contribute to achieving security and stability in the Middle East and East Mediterranean regions.
He hailed as “fruitful” cooperation with Cyprus and Greece, pressing for unifying understanding regarding all issues of common interest.
Petrides greatly appreciated the Egyptian Armed Forces, seeing in them a military power of strategic weight in the Middle East region.
Panagiotopoulos also underscored the effective role played by Egypt at the regional and international levels.
At the end of talks the three defense ministers signed a joint statement to support cooperation relations in the face of regional threats.
The statement also stressed the need to enhance defense and security cooperation among the three countries.