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First-ever official visit of a Cypriot defence minister to London

Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides

Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides departs on Monday for London on an official visit at the invitation of his British counterpart, Michael Fallon, it was announced on Sunday.

“The visit is the first official visit a defence minister of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Kingdom,” a government announcement said.

During the visit, Fokaides will have a private meeting Fallon which will be followed by extended talks between delegations from the two defence ministries.

Fokaides will also meet with Penny Mordaunt, the UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces at the MoD, when he visits the British Military Headquarters and the Naval Operations Centre at the base in Northwood outside London.



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