Greece, Israel, Cyprus to boost defense cooperation


Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos (center) looks on as his Israeli and Cypriot counterparts, Avigdor Lieberman (l) and Christoforos Fokaides (r), shake hands following a joint press conference in Athens on Tuesday. Kammenos said the three countries were determined to maintain and broaden "an arc of security and prosperity," noting that volatility in the region must be tackled collectively. The three men decided to boost trilateral cooperation in the defense sector, with more joint military exercises, and cooperation in research and technology. [ANA-MPA]