The Eastern Med should be declared as an EU region of maritime interest, Defence Minister says

Cyprus' Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides called on his EU counterparts to declare the Eastern Mediterranean as a region of maritime interest, warranting coordinated and constant presence in the area by EU member-states, at the backdrop of continued Turkish provocations that escalate tensions in the region.

According to a press release issued by the Cyprus Defence Ministry, Petrides took part in the EU Defence Ministers Council, held on Wednesday in Berlin.
Speaking at the meeting, Petrides said the situation on the ground requires that the Eastern Mediterranean is immediately declared as a region of EU maritime interest with coordinated and continued maritime presence of the EU member-states in the region.


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