Cyprus and Israel discuss enhanced defence cooperation

Cyprus and Israel discuss enhanced defence cooperation

Strengthening bilateral relations between Cyprus and Israel in the fields of defense and security was the focus of a meeting Defense Minister Christophoros Fokaidis had with the Director of Civilian Office of the Israeli Defense Ministry Amos Gillad.

According to an official press release, at the meeting issues of mutual interest relating to current security issues in the wider Middle East region, particularly in the Eastern Mediterranean, were also discussed.

During the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction for the successful completion of both phases of the joint exercise “Onisilos – Gideon” yesterday.

The second and final phase of the exercise took place within Nicosia FIR in the wider Pafos – Troodos area in which land and air forces participated. This phase related to joint training in hitting targets and in air defence tactics as well as search and rescue drills.

CNA MAN/MM/2015
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY