On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Constantinos Floros, met with the NATO Supreme Allied Commander’s advisor in Europe (SACEUR) Mr. Stephen R. Convington.
During the meeting, which was cordial and constructive, issues of common interest were discussed with emphasis on international developments, while views were exchanged on the wider security situation, current allied actions and operations, the factors of instability and potential ways to address them as well as on the value of partnerships in terms of halting them.
The Chief of HNDGS had the opportunity to refer extensively to the security environment of the wider Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa as well as the crucial role that Greece plays as a pillar of security, stability and peace. In this context, special mention was made of the close relations that our country has developed with the states of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through a wide network of bilateral and multilateral collaborations, joint training and contacts.
In addition, he referred to the constant commitment of our country to the fulfilment of its obligations to the Alliance both in the operations sector and in defence spending, which traditionally exceed 2% of the state budget.
Particular reference was made to the attempt of Mr. R. Convington to lead the actions concerning the ongoing development of the NATO Military Strategy as well as to the institutional framework for the Deterrence and Defence of the Euro-Atlantic Area (DDA) with which the Alliance can develop flexible ways of tackling modern threats and challenges.
Also read: Special Nuclear – Biological – Chemical Defence Company’s capabilities demonstration to UAE Officers
HNDGS | Hellenic Armed Forces participate in exercise “NOBLE DINA 2023”
From Wednesday 15 to Thursday 30 March 2023, the multilateral aeronautical exercise “NOBLE DINA 2023” (ND-23) will be held between…
HNDGS | Signing of the “Greece – Israel Defence Cooperation Program” for 2023
On Wednesday, March 15, 2023, the “Defence Cooperation Program between Greece – Israel” for 2023 was signed in Tel Aviv by the Director of…
Intermat Group SA | Presentation of technological solutions with “stealth” features at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2023
At the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2023 and among the Greek participants at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Centre, a Greek company…
Netherlands | Host of €1 billion NATO fund
The Netherlands will host a new €1 billion NATO fund that will invest in European start-ups developing technology with potential military…
Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Acceptance of Greece’s request for observer status in the Caribbean Community
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accepted on Friday, March 17, 2023, the Greek request for Greece’s participation in CARICOM as…
The new Second Lieutenants Anna Korakaki and Miltos Tentoglou
By a joint decision of the Minister of Defence, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, and the Deputy Minister of Sports, Lefteris Avgenakis, all athletes…
EDA | Collaborative Procurement of Ammunition by EU Member-States
Eighteen states signed on Monday the European Defence Agency (EDA) project arrangement for the collaborative procurement of ammunition to…
Iran – Iraq | Sign agreement on “border protection”
Ali Shamkhani, a top official of Iranian Security, signed an agreement the day before yesterday in Baghdad to “protect the borders” of…
Skopje | Confirms delivery of Su-25 fighters to Ukraine
Skopje finally proceeded with the delivery of Su-25 close air support fighter jets to Ukraine, according to the country’s Defence Minister…