USS Gonzalez Visits Larnaca

October 2, 2019 – USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) arrived in Larnaca, Cyprus October 1, 2019. The ship’s presence in the Mediterranean Sea is a demonstration of the United States continued commitment to the collective security of the region. “The crew of Gonzalez is looking forward to furthering our country’s relationship with the nation of Cyprus, as well as experiencing culture…

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Menendez Statement on Senate Voting to End Arms Restrictions against Cyprus

July 2, 2019 – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate included a provision to lift the decades-old arms restrictions against the Republic of Cyprus as part of the final FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved today. The lifting of these restrictions is an important part of…

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Baltic Fleet Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of hydrographic and scientific work. The route of the vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lies through two oceans, five seas and equator. There…

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Latest EU Attempt to Duplicate NATO

On 11 December 2017, the Council adopted a decision establishing Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), less than a month after receiving a joint notification by member states of their intention to participate. The 25 member states participating in PESCO are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland,…

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Baltic Fleet ship detachment leaves Cyprus

Baltic Fleet ship detachment, including corvettes Boiky and Soobrazitelny, and tanker Kola, finished its visit to Limassol port. Currently, the ship detachment is conducting tasks in course of the long-range sortie in the Mediterranean Sea. The Russian seamen replenished food, water, and fuel storages as well as got familiarized with sights of the island. In total, the Russian ships have…

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Franco-Cypriot cooperation for Aconite

Google Translation    Deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean since the end of September, the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Aconit has used an operational break in Larnaca to strengthen cooperation between the Navy and the Cypriot armies. During a previous visit to Cyprus, French sailors and Cypriot soldiers had already planned and then conducted a bilateral exercise, consisting of landing…

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Cyprus Commissioned Ex Omani Patrol Ship

Commissioning Naval Command Cyprus patrol boat National Guard A 620 Alasia – former Oman 30 Q Al Mubrukah. Larnaca 14/02/2017 (s) CNA On February 14, 2017 in the Cypriot port of Larnaca hosted the ceremony entered into the Command of the National Guard of Cyprus Navy patrol ship A 620 Alasia, which has become the largest unit of the Cypriot fleet in its history. The…

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Britain and Cyprus Step Up Defence Co-Operation

February 10, 2017 – Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon and Cypriot Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides signed a Defence Co-operation Programme in the capital Nicosia today, agreeing to closer working. Building on the agreement signed last year, the Ministers agreed that the key regional partners would now work closely across Special Forces, counter terrorism, Crisis Response, intelligence, Air Defence, hybrid warfare…

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