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05 February, 2023
 
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Cypriot defense minister visits Serbia

Defence Minister discusses bilateral relations, E. Med and Turkish provocations during official Serbia visit

Source: CNA

Cyprus’ Defence Minister, Charalambos Petrides was on an official visit to Serbia on Tuesday during which he discussed with his Serbian counterpart, Milos Vucevic, the relations of the two countries in the field of defence and security, the current developments in the eastern Mediterranean and the wider region of the Western Balkans, the ongoing war in Ukraine and increasing Turkish provocations in Cyprus.

According to a press release by the Defence Ministry, Petrides is in Serbia on the invitation of Vucevic.

The two Ministers, held discussions concerning the relations of the two countries in the field of defence and security, the current developments in the eastern Mediterranean and the wider region of the Western Balkans, as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine, it said.

Petrides, it adds, expressed the support of the government of the Republic of Cyprus for Serbia's accession to the European Union.

In addition to the meeting with his counterpart, Petrides held meetings with the President of the Serbian National Assembly, Vladimir Orlic, and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic.

It adds, that, in all the meetings, Petrides informed his interlocutors about the security situation in Cyprus, with an emphasis on the increasing Turkish provocation which, is a source of instability, as it is noted.

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