Positive news comes from Cyprus, specifically, today, April 5, 2022, as the first Program of Bilateral Defense Cooperation between the Cypriot National Guard and the Austrian Armed Forces was signed at the General Staff of the Cypriot National Guard.
As the General Staff of the Cypriot National Guard reports: “The signing ceremony of the program took place in the presence of the accredited Defense Attaché of Austria in the Republic of Cyprus, Colonel Franz Madner, and the Director of the Department of Defense, Colonel Loukas Hatzis.
The program of Defense cooperation includes the conducting of joint exercises, training, and bilateral contacts to promote military cooperation between the Republic of Cyprus and Austria.
The signing of the military cooperation program with Austria reflects the wide web of bilateral and multilateral international military cooperation in which the Cypriot National Guard participates, actively contributing to the common pursuit of consolidating security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.
During his stay in Cyprus, the Defense Attaché of Austria, had a private meeting with the Commander of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Democritus Zervakis, where they reviewed the relations between the Armed Forces of the two countries, discussed the actions included in the Defense Cooperation Program as well as current developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and Ukraine “concludes the statement of General Staff of the Cypriot National Guard.
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