UK, Greece Seek Strengthened Defence Partnership

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 Greece and the United Kingdom on Tuesday signed a new defence and security agreement, targeting closer collaboration to benefit each countryآ's military, Britain's Defense Ministry said.

Greeceآ's Minister for National Defence, Nikos Panagiotopoulos, signed the Joint Vision Statement (JVS) with UK Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace, on a visit to the UK, which included a Guard of Honour in London and a tour of HMS Diamond - a Royal Navy destroyer - at His Majestyآ's Naval Base Portsmouth.

The JVS highlights the shared determination to work together to enhance resilience against all security threats and challenges in the Euro-Atlantic area.

To further develop the UK-Greek relationship, an annual 'Roadmap' outlining the defence cooperation priorities will be agreed upon each year.

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