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Named one of the seven expert countries associated in the area of security for the preparation of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, France has also developed a cooperation initiative in the war against terrorism.
After the fires of the summer of 2007, France provided aid quickly. During their meeting on 19 May 2008, the French and Greek Ministers of the Interior agreed to further our bilateral partnership in the area of fighting forest fires (after the signing in November 2007 of an administrative arrangement on the use of air tankers, our civil security units are expected to be combined). In November 2007, Greece joined the European Rapid Intervention Force (now F.I.R.E. 5), created in the summer of 2006 between France, Italy, Spain and Portugal to fight forest fires.
Lastly, France would like to develop a true strategic defence partnership with Greece in all of its political, military and industrial aspects.
Updated on 02.12.08