The Portuguese Navy Staff hosted the EUROMARFOR Sub Working Group meeting in Lisbon.
The meeting, the second for the 2017, is a technical periodical board composed by representatives Officers of the Navy Staff of the four EUROMARFOR Members Nations, the Director and the National representative Officers of the Permanent Cell of EUROMARFOR.
The meeting chaired by Italian Navy, as secretariat Nation, discussed upon an intense agenda and important issues including the future EUROMARFOR employment in this challenging international scenario. A particular focus was on the incoming activations for the 2018, the activities plan for the following 2 years and the development of an even more robust Maritime Situational Awareness through a stronger connection between the operational HQ of the four Fleets Commands.
EUROMARFOR is a multinational maritime force created in 1995 by four nations, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, aiming its employment in maritime security, humanitarian, peacekeeping and crisis management missions, under the principles of the Petersberg Declaration, either autonomously or in the framework of the European Union or other international organizations such as the UN, NATO, OSCE or even multinational coalitions.
The EUROMARFOR Task Group, once activated, will be composed by naval units of the four members nations tasked to accomplish specific missions or to perform specific trainings and cooperation activities, under the COMEUROMARFOR Flag, Vice Admiral (PON) Henrique Gouveia e Melo.