Cyprus National Guard participates in joint exercise “Medousa 12/2022”

Cyprus Armed Forces participate for a sixth consecutive year in the joint exercise “Medousa 12/2022” taking place from 19 to 25 November in the context of the Trilateral Cooperation Programme between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt.

A press release issued by the Ministry of Defence says that “this exercise constitutes the culmination of the firm and upgraded military cooperation between the participating countries.”

Cyprus takes part in the exercise with the general support vessel “ALASIA” one helicopter AW 139, an underwater demolition unit and officers of the Navy Command in the exercises’ headquarters, which provides the capacity of joint operational training in various fields of aeronautical exercises, the Ministry said.

Furthermore, on the sidelines of the exercise, Minister of Defence, Charalambos Petrides had a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart, General Mohamed Zaki, with whom he reaffirmed the excellent relations between the two countries and underscored the importance of the trilateral cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt in maintaining security and stability in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Ministry said.

On Wednesday, the Distinguished Visitors Day, the final phase of the exercise took place in the presence of the Cyprus National Chief Lieutenant-General Democritos Zervakis, who congratulated the participants for the excellent organisation and execution of the drills.

According to the Ministry, “the participation in the specific exercise in combination with other training and operational activities, which are included in the targets of the National Plan “Cyprus Tomorrow” under the pillar of Security and Rule of Law, prove that the National Guard’s fighting capacity and operational readiness are on a high level, confirming the response readiness in today’s requirements while ensuring the conditions for the successful management of tomorrow’s challenges.”

Source: Cyprus News Agency