Athens. In a covid free environment, the first DEFEA Exhibition was inaugurated, by the Minister of National Defence, Nicos Panagiotopoulos. Deputy Minister, Alkiviades Stefanis and the Chiefs of the General Staffs attended the ceremony.
DEFEA 2021, the first defence exhibition to be held in Greece after a decade, attracted 315 exhibitors from 22 countries and more than 45 governmental and military delegations from 35 countries.
During the three days of the Exhibition, Minister Panagiotopoulos will have bilateral meetings with seven of his opposite numbers and specifically the Ministers of Defence of Cyprus Charalampos Petrides, of Slovenia Matej Tonin, of Portugal Joao Gomes Cravinho, of Italy Lorenzo Guerini, of Bosnia Herzegovina Sifet Prodzic, of North Macedonia Radmila Shekerinshka, of Georgia Juansher Butchulaze.
The Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic will also have meeting with the Executive Director of EDA Mr Jiri Sedivy.
Mr Sedivy ,as well as the Ministers of Defence of Greece, Cyprus Slovenia and Portugal will have a Round Table discussion about the Defence initiatives of the EU, namely PESCO, CARD and EDP.