Visit of Chief of Defense Staff of United Kingdom

 The Chief of Defense Staff of United Kingdom General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, paid an official visit in Cyprus between 16th and 17th of April 2019.

 General Sir Carter was formally welcomed at National Guard General Staff Headquarters by the Chief of National Guard Lieutenant General Ilias Leontaris, where after their private discussion an extended meeting took place between the two delegations.

 After a brief about the infrastructure, the mission and the plan for transformation of National Guard, recent developments in the region and common issues were discussed, as well as the Military Cooperation Program between the Armed Forces of the two countries. Especially, after signing the Memorandum of Understanding for safety and security issues between the Ministers of Defense of UK and Republic of Cyprus, the procedure for implementing its provisions was determined, in order to enhance, strengthen and institutionalize the military cooperation.