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Anastasiades considering revamp of South’s army

26 August 2013

The reconstruction of the South’s army forces was on the agenda of a three-hour meeting that took place yesterday at the presidential retreat in the Troodos mountains.

President Anastasiades presided over the meeting which was attended by the Ministers of Defence and Finance, the Government Spokesman, the Chief of the National Guard, the political leaders and the members of the House Defence Committee.

Speaking after the meeting, Defence Minister Photis Photiou said that the political parties and MPs were briefed about the situation in the army and the governmental strategy and road map to be followed on the reconstruction of the army forces.

He also said that participants exchanged views on issues regarding energy and security and South Cyprus’ cooperation with neighbouring countries.

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