NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ foreign minister states 21 nations are participating in a drill arranged by the east Mediterranean island country that includes the possible evacuation of civilians from Middle Eastern countries.
Nikos Christodoulides stated throughout the drill’s last stage Thursday that offered its distance to the Middle East, Cyprus has an essential function to play as a local “safe transfer center.”
Taking part were warships and airplane from nations consisting of the U.S., France, Israel, the U.K. and Germany. The drill included different rescue operation situations throughout the transportation of civilians to a Cypriot port.
Christodoulides stated the growing variety of nations taking part in the yearly workout is a sign of the worldwide acknowledgment of its worth.
In 2006, Cyprus was utilized as a ‘safe house’ to leave almost 60,000 civilians from Lebanon.