The Chief of the German Armed Forces, General Eberhard Zorn, accompanied by a delegation of high-ranking officers, paid an official visit to Cyprus on 19th of December 2018 at an invitation of the Chief of the National Guard General Staff.
General Zorn welcomed by the CHOD of the Republic of Cyprus Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris at the NGGS HQ, who then had a private conversation where they exchanged views on issues of common interest, the situation in the Middle East and also the current developments in the Mediterranean Sea.
During the visit a brief information on the history, as well as the mission, the work of the National Guard, the current status of the Cyprus issue and the current developments in the geopolitical, strategic and energy environment were held.
During the visit, the two CHODs had the opportunity to discuss issues of the implementation of the bilateral military co-operation between the two countries, and they also investigated ways for further strengthening it in the fields of co-training and joint bilateral and multilateral exercises.
The program of General Zorn's visit was completed with a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Savvas Angelidis, in which matters falling within the Minister were discussed.