President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, will be in Cyprus on October 1 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus’s declaration of independence. Alongside her, Greece’s Defence Minister Nikos Dendias will also attend the military parade scheduled to take place in Nicosia at 11am
The parade will feature a display of motorised units, infantry sections, as well as aircraft from the National Guard, the Cyprus police, and the Fire Service.
Prior to the beginning of the parade, an official reception will be hosted for President Nikos Christodoulides. This will be followed by the hoisting of the flag, the playing of the national anthem, and a ceremonial firing of 21 gun salutes.
The parade salute will be received by Christodoulides, accompanied by Defence Minister Michalis Georgallas and the Chief of the National Guard, Lieutenant General Georgios Tsitsikostas.
Roberta Metsola, as an official guest invited by the President, will be present at the parade to represent the European Parliament.
Furthermore, Greece’s Chief of the General Staff of National Defence, General Konstantinos Floros will also accompany Dendias.
The military parade will be open to the public and will also see the participation of ambassadors and defence attachés from foreign countries.