Cyprus’ relations with USA heading in a new direction, Defence Minister says

Cyprus’ relations with USA are moving in a new direction, Minister of Defence Charalambos Petrides has said, noting that the details of the cooperation between the two countries in the framework of the International Military Education and Training (IMET) program will be given next year.

Charalambos Petrides was informed on 8 July by the US Ambassador to Cyprus about her country’s intention to provide military training for National Guard personnel from 2021 onwards under the Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 that passed recently in the US.

Speaking to the press following a memorial service for the victims of the Turkish invasion on 20 July 1974 held on Sunday in Paphos, Cypriot Minister said that «this is an issue that will be approved by the Congress and we will give details about the possible cooperation - education, possibly


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