Gantz meets Greek, Cypriot defense ministers, discusses cooperation vs Iran threat

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with his Greek and Cypriot counterparts on the sidelines of the Economist Government Roundtable conference held in Greece.

Gantz says his discussion with Cyprus’s Defense Minister Charalambos Petrides “covered challenges of mutual interest in the [Eastern Mediterranean], and areas of cooperation that are critical for the security of our citizens and for peace and stability in the region.”

After meeting Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Gantz says the two discussed “increasing cooperation between the [countries’] military industries, and additional challenges we are facing, first and foremost the Iranian threat.”

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