Visit by Chief of Serbian Armed Forces General Staff to Republic of Cyprus

Tuesday, 2.4.2024 | International Co-operation
Chief of the Serbian Armed Forces General Staff General Milan Mojsilović is paying an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus at the invitation of Chief of the National Guard of that country Lieutenant General Georgios Tsikikostas.

The official part of the three-day visit has begun today with a ceremonial welcome for the Serbian Armed Forces’ delegation with the highest military honors, followed by a meeting with General Tsitsikostas and official talks between the delegations. During his stay in Nicosia, General Mojsilović had the opportunity to meet with Minister of Defence Vasilis Palmas.

The discussions at the meetings covered bilateral military cooperation and options for its improvement, as well as contemporary security challenges in the region and the world.

With the assessment that military-to-military cooperation represents an important part of the overall relations between the two countries, connected by common interests and traditionally friendly relations, the talks confirmed the determination of both sides to develop further their cooperation in all areas relevant to the Serbian Armed Forces and National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus.

During the meetings, the Chief of the General Staff has pointed out that the Republic of Serbia highly appreciates the support given by the Republic of Cyprus to our country concerning the preservation of territorial integrity and EU integration process.

Today, General Mojsilović has also spoken with members of the Serbian Armed Forces deployed with UNFICYP as staff officers and members of an MP unit and made sure that they were safe, that they had high morale and that they performed their assigned tasks responsibly and professionally.

In the continuation of the visit, the Chief of the General Staff will visit the “Andreas Papandreou” Air Base in Paphos, where he will be presented with the purpose, tasks and critical assets of the 55th Combat Group, concluding his visit to Cyprus with a tour of the Joint Rescue and Coordination Center in Larnaca tomorrow.

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