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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 09-05-22

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  • [02] ``ARGONAFTIS 2009`` FINAL PHASE


    Greece`s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiades Varvitsiotis has sent the clear message that relations between Europe and Greece with Turkey pass through the process for a solution of the Cyprus problem.

    Addressing a conference on Greek Foreign Policy in International Environment, Varvitsiotis called on Turkey to fully adjust to European criteria and reiterated that the main aim of Greeces policy remains a political settlement in Cyprus.

    With regard to Turkeys European accession course, he said that there are no blank cheques, noting that Turkey is called on to move ahead with specific reforms. He added that good-neighborly relations and respect for international law are required and he pointed out that Ankara will be judged by the Europeans when the time comes.

    [02] ``ARGONAFTIS 2009`` FINAL PHASE

    The final phase of the international military exercise Argonaftis 2009 took place on Friday at Naval Base «Lieutenant General Evangelos Florakis» in Mari, Larnaca.

    The scenario of the exercise involved addressing asymmetric threats. The National Guard, the Fire Service, the Civil Defence, the Special Unit dealing with catastrophes, the Fisheries Department and various police departments, such as the anti-terrorist squad, took part at the exercise.

    During the exercise various incidents took places such as an anti-terrorism operation on a ship occupied by pirates, addressing pollution because of the terrorist attack on the ship, identification of illegal immigrants by an aircraft and dealing with them, rescuing people aboard a ship by a helicopter, rescuing people involved at a shipwreck by a helicopter and rescuing people from a building and dealing with a trapped vehicle.

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