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Greek General Floros Participated in 183rd Session of the NATO Military Committee

ATHENS – Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDS) chief General Konstantinos Floros participated in the 183rd Session of the NATO Military Committee Allied Chiefs of Defence Session, held via video conference.

During the summit, the following were discussed:

– Developments in current NATO operations.

– The Alliance's cooperation with Middle East and North African (MENA) countries.

– The operational plan of the Alliance.

– Dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the meeting, General Floros highlighted Greece's contribution to NATO by taking over the management of the KFOR Reserve Battalion, the policing of the airspace of Albania, North Macedonia and Montenegro in the framework of Air Policing, as well as the extraordinary coverage of the operation at the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG 2), through provision of a minesweeper.

Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the armed forces' chief pointed out the success with which Greece has tackled the pandemic by taking timely and effective measures, thus limiting the effects on the population to a minimum, with the contribution of the Hellenic Armed Forces, which also recorded remarkably small numbers of cases in relation to their size, but also their contribution to the common response to the COVID-19 crisis, within the framework of the Alliance.

Finally, he stressed the special importance of the Alliance's action in the Aegean with the "AEGEAN ACTIVITY" operation on the migration crisis, expressing his gratitude to the member-states and especially to Germany, and urging its counterparts to make a greater contribution.

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