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Defence minister visits USS aircraft carrier Harry Truman

At the invitation of the US Navy and the US Embassy in Nicosia, Defence Minister Savvas Angelides, accompanied by US Ambassador Kathleen Doherty, visited the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman offshore, the American embassy announced on Friday.

The Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, ministry of defence and foreign affairs officials, and US Embassy officials also participated.  Commanding Officer, Captain Nicholas J. Dienna, USN, led the tour and briefed the guests on the history and operations of the ship, named after the 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman.

Welcoming Angelides and his associates on board, Ambassador Doherty said: “This visit is another important example of the very good relations and cooperation between Washington and Nicosia in the field of security and defence.”

 

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