Defence Minister has meeting with Swedish Ambassador

The Minister of Defence, Mr Christoforos Fokaides, had a meeting today, 7 November 2016, with the Ambassador of Sweden to Cyprus, Mrs Anna Olsson Vrang, on the occasion of her assuming her duties.

During the meeting the two interlocutors discussed bilateral relations, issues of mutual interest as well as the security situation in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region and Cyprus’ initiatives for promoting stability and regional cooperation.

They also discussed developments regarding security and defence in Europe, following the presentation of the EU Global Strategy, as well as ways in which Europe could respond effectively to the new security challenges.

Mr Fokaides also briefed the Swedish Ambassador on the President of the Republic’s efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem, noting that the solution must ensure Cyprus’ ability to continue to play a constructive role as a factor of stability and security in the sensitive region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Source: Press and Information Office.