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    Cyprus – France Agreement | Cooperation on military equipment and defence technology
    Defence Redefined
    Published on 06/08/2020 at 09:58

    A Defence Cooperation Agreement between Cyprus and France came into effect on August 1. The agreement foresees the upgrade of the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy and maritime security, the timely warning for and management of crises as well as the fight against terrorism and piracy.

    The agreement, which was signed on April 4, 2017, came into effect on August 1st, 2020 following the completion of internal procedures, according to an official announcement issued today.

    The agreement, according to the press release, “further enhances and extends the cooperation of the Republic of Cyprus with the Republic of France, in defence and security matters, while constituting at the same time an important step towards reaching the common goal of safeguarding an environment of stability and security in the Eastern Mediterranean.”

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    The agreement, the press release adds, foresees “the upgrade of the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy and maritime security, the timely warning for and management of crises as well as the fight against terrorism and piracy.”

    On a military level, it continues, the agreement provides for “cooperation in the areas of military equipment and defence technology, the joint training of military personnel and the execution of search and rescue exercises.”

    The agreement confirms “the excellent level of bilateral relations between the two countries and their multifaceted cooperation, something which was evident during the recent meeting between Presidents Anastasiades and Macron in Paris,” the press release concludes.

    Source: CNA

     

     

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