Tuesday, July 16 2024

Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed the 2023 defense cooperation program

 defense greece israel cyprus
Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed the 2023 Defense Cooperation Program in a meeting in Tel Aviv, as the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) announced.
The Joint Action Plan 2023 is part of the Joint Declaration of the Tripartite Summit of Greece – Cyprus – Israel of December 07, 2021. It is a continuation of the KDS signed on February 15, 2022 and includes, among other things:
 
- Participation of media and personnel in joint and national exercises
- Cooperation in the field of cyber defense
- Cooperation in the field of the Military Police (MP)
- Joint training of Special Forces – Special Operations Forces
- Co-training in Search and Rescue
- Staff meetings and conversations on matters of mutual interest
 
With the signing of the Action Plan, the already close military cooperation between the Armed Forces of the three countries is further deepened in the context of their defense coordination and the role of Greece, Cyprus and Israel is strengthened as factors supporting peace, stability, security and prosperity in Mediterranean and beyond, on the basis of International Law and the rules of good neighborliness.
 
At the same time, the signing of the Greece-Israel Defense Cooperation Program (DCP) confirms the already close military cooperation between Greece and Israel and further deepens the strong ties of their Armed Forces, contributing to the strengthening of the role played by the 2 Countries in ensuring stability and of security in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond.
 
The “Joint Action Plan (JAP) of Greece – Cyprus – Israel” for the year 2023 and the “Defense Cooperation Program (PAS) of Greece – Israel” were signed in Tel Aviv by the Director of the Directorate of International Relations of the GEETHA Brigadier General Nikolaos Holeva, the Head of the Department of International Cooperation of the General Staff of the Israeli Armed Forces Colonel Gil Dolov and the Director of the 4th Branch of the General Staff of the Cyprus National Guard Colonel (PZ) Loukas Hatzikostanta.