National Guard a factor of stability in the wider region, says President

Cyprus National Guard as the force to deter and defend our national sovereignty and territorial integrity is also called to be a powerful factor of stability and a contributor to security and peace in the wider region, said President Nicos Anastasiades.

He was speaking Thursday night at the swearing ceremony of military graduates of the Higher Military Educational Institutions to officers of the National Guard.

President Anastasiades said that the role of the National Guard is considered to be increased, taking into account the rapidly evolving geopolitical realities in the southeastern Mediterranean basin, and the constant political upheavals in our region.

“The National Guard continues its mission firmly, committed to defending the fundamental principles of freedom and democracy, the ideals and values of the Republic of Cyprus and the EU”, he noted.

Chief of the National Guard, Lieutenant-General Elias Leontaris told the new officers that “you now belong to a dynamic organization, the National Guard that changes, evolves, reorganises, educates, equips and upgrades its international presence through participation in missions and exercises with other states, actions that give it a new dimension and at the same time an important role in the wider Mediterranean region”.

Source: Cyprus News Agency