MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Alexander Fomin during the IX Moscow Conference on International Security held talks with Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Cyprus Andreas Luca. Alexander Fomin said that Russia attaches great importance to strengthening ties with Cyprus, sees this country as a historical ally and partner.
“Despite and despite the complexity of relations that have developed through no fault of ours in recent years between the Western states and Russia, we see Nicosia as a reliable partner interested in developing mutually beneficial cooperation,” said Alexander Fomin. He expressed confidence that the trusting relationship between the two peoples and states would allow them to jointly resist most threats and solve regional problems.
“We attach great importance to the further development and strengthening of bilateral ties between our defense ministries. And, of course, Cyprus and Greece occupy a special place among our friends. This is due to the common cultural traditions, the spiritual closeness of our peoples, “- said the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia.
According to Andreas Luca, his country agrees with Russian approaches in the fight against terrorism, with assessments of common threats. “We agree that these efforts should be carried out under the auspices of the UN and from a position of mutual respect,” said the Permanent Secretary of the Cyprus Ministry of Defense.
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