Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-10-20
 Cyprus - President Clerides - Military exercises
Cyprus - President Clerides - Military exercises
Nicosia, Oct 20 (CNA) -- Today's "impressive phase" of Cyprus' National
Guard annual military exercise code-named "Nikiforos 2001" (the victory
bearer) has proved the armed forces' readiness to defend the freedom of
Cyprus, President Glafcos Clerides stated after watching the manoeuvres
with the use of live ammunition.
Invited to comment on the absence of Greek warplanes in this year's
exercise, the President explained that the non-participation of Greece's
airforce and navy was jointly decided by the two governments because of
international developments. "No one claims that because of Greece's non-
participation in this exercise, Greece is not standing by our side,"
President Clerides remarked.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY