Minister of Defence on official visit to Jordan

The Minister of Defence Christoforos Fokaides will pay today an official visit to Jordan, heading a broad delegation of officials from the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs.

According to a press release by PIO, the visit, which takes place only one day after President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades visit to Amman, is especially significant, given the fact that it is the first official visit of a Cypriot Defence Minister in Jordan.

The Minister will be received today by King Abdullah. Later on he will have a meeting with Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mahmoud Freihat and Major General Adnan Al-Jundi, Director of General Intelligence Department.

During his visit Fokaides will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation between Cyprus and Jordan on defence and military issues.

The visit falls within the framework of a series of contacts that the Minister has begun in the region. Fokaides has recently visited Egypt and Israel.

Source: Cyprus News Agency