Cyprus Mail

Upgrade for Paphos airbase in 2014

DEFENCE Minister Fotis Fotiou said on Friday that much work was being done on the issue of energy security, adding that “we are creating an energy security umbrella because energy and our natural resources are the future of this country.”

Fotiou also said that significant improvements were to be made next year at the Andreas Papandreou air base in Paphos, so that it could play an important role in facilitating friendly countries and international organisations.

Speaking at celebrations at the airbase for the patron saint of the air force, Archangel Michael, Fotiou said energy security would be achieved through cooperation with other states that have their own interests in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.

He reiterated that the base contributed to strengthening the geopolitical and geostrategic position and role of Cyprus in the region, adding that Cyprus was becoming a factor of stability, security and peace in the south-eastern Mediterranean.

Fotiou reiterated that, despite the financial crisis, the country’s armed forces were ready to defend Cyprus’ sovereign rights.


Related posts

After 15 years, British man hopes property fight is finally over

Nick Theodoulou

Nearly 10,000 Cypriots apply for ‘right to remain’ in UK

Peter Michael

Turkish Cypriots send 33 Syrians back to Turkey

Staff Reporter

Government defends Turkey policy as latter goads Cyprus over gas (Updated)

Elias Hazou

Akel MEP calls on EU to help preserve Turkish Cypriot identity

Evie Andreou

Psychiatrist says man who killed pensioner is responsible for his actions

Jonathan Shkurko

1 comment

Comments are closed.