The Agapinor 2023 international exercise was held in Cyprus between May 7-11 within the framework of the Bilateral Defence Cooperation Programme between Cyprus and Israel.

A news release from the National Guard said the purpose of the exercise was to train the participating forces in a realistic and ever-changing operational environment, in which they were asked to respond to particularly demanding operational scenarios, to strengthen interoperability, as well as  increase their fighting and deterrent ability.

The preparation and coordination of the exercise was carried out by the General Staff of the National Guard and the National Training Centre of the Israeli Military Forces.

Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis congratulated the personnel on the planning, preparation and successful conduct of the drill, as well as for the level of readiness, operational training and their high morale and professionalism.