New defense co-operation agreements on issues such as: cyber security, information exchange, crisis management and the enhancement of joint exercises with a background in the Eastern Mediterranean, were decided at the trilateral meeting of the Greek, Cypriot and Egyptian Defense Ministers in Athens.

The three ministers (Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Savvas Angelides and Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, respectively) jointly condemned Turkey’s illegal actions in Cyprus and the Aegean.

They also agreed that there should be cooperation on immigration, which is a major issue for all countries and especially in the Mediterranean and has to be dealt seriously, as hostilities create humanitarian crises, like the one in Syria.