Defence Minister and Italian Admiral discuss deepening of bilateral relations

Cypriot Defence Minister Christophoros Fokaides had a meeting on Friday with Italian Admiral Andrea Cottini, in the context of his visit to Cyprus and the further deepening of bilateral relations, a Defence Ministry press release says.

During his stay in Cyprus, the Admiral will visit an Italian Navy frigate which is in the area and has anchored at the port of Larnaca.

Earlier today, Cottini, who was accompanied by National Guard Chief, Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, visit the naval base in Zygi, in Limassol District.

While the Italian frigates will be in Cyprus a drill is set to take place in the context of the bilateral military cooperation between Cyprus and Italy, the press release says.

Source: Cyprus News Agency