Meeting of the Chief of National Guard with Lieutenant General Stephen M. Twitty, Deputy Commander of EUCOM

     On 13 Nov 2019, the Deputy Commander of EUCOM Lt General Stephen M. Twitty met with the Chief of the National Guard at Kiti, Larnaca. The meeting was also attended by H.E the Ambassador of USA to Cyprus, Mrs Judith G. Garber, the Defense Attaché of USA to Cyprus Colonel Andy Mack, the Commander of Navy Commodore C. Charalambous and the Commander of Air Force Air Commodore, G. Pattichis.

     This was the first EUCOM senior military official to visit Cyprus. General Leontaris briefed General Twitty on the organization and the challenges that the National Guard is facing.

     In addition, reference was made to recent developments in the SE Mediterranean, defense cooperation of Cyprus with neighboring countries and its participation in the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union.

     They also discussed areas of common interest and set up the way ahead, the steps to be made and actions to be taken in the process of building up the new era of the USA – Cyprus Defense and Security Cooperation.