This is what the Defence Ministry said in a statement adding that the two ministers also discussed issues of mutual interest and the latest steps taken in the deepening of defence cooperation in the European Union.
Regional security issues in the Eastern Mediterranean and the threat of terrorism were also discussed. The Minister had the opportunity to brief his counterpart on the initiatives taken by Cyprus to promote regional cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean with a view to promoting stability and security.
In particular, he pointed out the need to set up a more secure and safe environment as regards the energy prospects in the wider region.
Fokaides also briefed the French Minister on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue,...