Patriot Battery from Greece to Saudi Arabia – News

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According to a written statement from the Greek General Staff, Defense Minister Nikos Panayotopoulos, Deputy Defense Minister Nikos Hardalias and Chief of Staff Konstandinos Floros attended the ceremony on the occasion of dispatch of the guided air defense battery to be delivered to Saudi Arabia.

In his speech at the ceremony, Greek Chief of Staff Floros described this step, which he said would contribute to global peace and security, as a historic moment.

Recalling the recent joint military exercises between Saudi Arabia and Greece, Floros argued that cooperation between the two countries will help ensure stability and confidence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Diplomatic representatives of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United States in Athens were among the participants in the ceremony.

THEY PROMISED IN APRIL 2021

During the official visit of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panayotopoulos to Saudi Arabia in April 2021, an agreement was signed between the two countries on the supply of guided air defense batteries to the Saudi Arabia.

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Regarding the agreement signed between the two countries, Defense Minister Panagiotopoulos said: “In this context, a Patriot defense system belonging to our air forces will be deployed and operational on Saudi territory in the near future. had used the words.

Dendias, on the other hand, said that Greece has stepped up cooperation with Saudi Arabia in diplomatic and defense matters, “This is a great step forward for our country in our cooperation with the Gulf countries.” he had spoken.

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