Ministry of National Defence
The “Parmenion” annual national defence exercise wrapped up on Thursday in eastern Rhodes in the presence of Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, the chiefs of all branches of the Greek defence forces, and regional administration staff.
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said Greece had seen similar threats by Turkey in the past, commenting on Turkey’s warning that it would scrap the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees after the decision by the Greek Supreme Court to block the extradition of 8 Turkish military officers charged with taking part in the failed coup attempt in 2015 against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.
Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos greeted US President Barack Obama at the Athens International Airport, Tuesday morning and relayed his quick conversation with the US commander in chief in an interview to radio station “Real FM”. Kammenos said Obama told him it was his personal choice to visit Greece on his last trip as President.
National Defence Minister Mircea Dusa on Monday participated in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council and in the works of the Steering Board of the European Defence Agency, on which occasion he said that, in the current security context, "the cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance is the development of military capabilities area is very important."