April 20th, 2017Cyprus and Austria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in military matters.
The MoU was signed during a meeting on Thursday between Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides and his Austrian counterpart Hans Peter Doskozil in Nicosia.
The two ministers described the MOU as a tangible demonstration of the...
April 12th, 2014By Stefanos Evripidou
REDUCING the risks in munitions’ use by the National Guard (NG) is a top priority, new defence minister Christoforos Fokaides said yesterday, in his first official appearance at the House Defence Committee.
Fokaides, sworn in last Monday, promised full transparency in the investigation into last week’s...
April 9th, 2014Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides and Chief of the Greek Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Christos Manolas, who is in Cyprus to participate in the FINABEL meeting, met on Wednesday and discussed issues concerning the cooperation of Cyprus and Greece in the field of defence.
During the meeting they also reviewed strategic...
April 7th, 2014By Jean Christou
NEW Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides was sworn in on Monday during a ceremony at the presidential palace.
Fokaides. 40, replaces Tasos Mistopoulos who died suddenly last month at the age of 48.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Nicos Anastasiades said Fokaides was undertaking a position that was of...
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