Official leader pays official visit to Egypt from Sunday (6/6) National Guard of Cyprus. Lieutenant General Democritus Zervakis is accompanied by a small delegation and the following Defense of the Republic of Cyprus.
The leader of the National Guard of Cyprus went to Egypt at the invitation of the head of the Armed Forces of the country.
During his visit, the leader met with Egyptian Defense Minister General Mohamed Zaki, Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid Hegazy and today will meet with His Beatitude Pope and His Beatitude Pope Mr. Africa Theodore II.
On Sunday (6/6), the head of the National Guard, as broadcast by the Athens News Agency, was officially received by the head of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Mohamed Farid Hegazy at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. During his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart, the current developments in the Eastern Mediterranean region as well as issues of common interest related to security and stability in the wider region were discussed.
In addition, they exchanged views on the Bilateral and Multilateral Defense Cooperation Programs and in particular on the participation of the Armed Forces of the two countries in joint exercises in the near future.
According to GEEF, Lieutenant General Zervakis pointed out that in addition to the excellent relations between the two countries, which date back to the founding of the Republic of Cyprus, recently the relations of the Armed Forces have been upgraded, with tangible proof of recent participation in the exercise corresponding PASSEX, as well as the exchange of visits between staff at various levels. He also referred to the wide range of international military cooperation in which the National Guard participates, actively contributing to the common goal of consolidating security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean. In addition, he noted the constructive role played by the Republic of Cyprus and Egypt in the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and the wider region.
In the above context, actions were discussed with the aim of further deepening the cooperation such as joint trainings and exercises in the territory of both countries.
In addition to the meetings with the hierarchy of the Egyptian Armed Forces, the leader had a private meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Egypt, Mr. Homer Mavrommatis, while in his honor he laid a wreath at the monument to the Unknown at the assassinated President Anwar Sadat.