ArmInfo. A delegation headed by Chief of Staff of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus, Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis is in Armenia.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, after the official meeting ceremony held on January 19 in the administrative complex of the RA Defense Ministry, Demokritos Zervakis held talks with Chief of the General Staff of the RA Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Artak Davtyan. The interlocutors discussed issues of regional security and military cooperation.
The Cypriot side was presented with the situation after the 44-day war and the challenges existing in the region. They also discussed the possibilities of cooperation aimed at strengthening the combat capability of the Armed Forces of the two countries in order to effectively counter the existing challenges. The importance of both bilateral and trilateral Armenia-Cyprus-Greece cooperation initiated in 2019 was noted, within the framework of which a number of events have already been held in 2021.
Then, Armenian Defense Minister Suren Papikyan received the Cypriot delegation. The head of the RA Defense Ministry thanked the Cypriot side for a clear position on the Artsakh issue and support on international platforms, reaffirmed the positions of the Armenian side on the Cyprus problem and the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Minister of Defense of Armenia noted the importance of bilateral military-technical cooperation and expressed the readiness of the Armenian side to resume the work of the intergovernmental commission formed in this direction. Demokritos Zervakis confirmed the willingness of the Cypriot side to develop cooperation in all areas and initiate new ones. During the meeting, a number of agreements were reached on further cooperation, which will be implemented this year.
The delegation headed by Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis visited the Tsitsernakaberd memorial complex to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, visited a number of military units of the RA Defense Ministry.