From the 20th to 22nd of November 2018 the French Navy hosted the EMF Sub Working Meeting in the modern building of the French Defense General Staff in Balard.
The meeting was attended by the representatives Officers of the four EUROMARFOR Navies, the Director and the National representative Officers of the EMF Permanent Cell on behalf of the COMEUROMARFOR (CEMF).
This EUROMARFOR technical board, presently chaired by the French Navy, addressed several issues with particular focus on the program of activities for the next year and an outlook for the following two years. The Director of the Permanent cell presented the recent initiatives taken in the last months and the activities scheduled for the 2019. Some other issues regarding the techincal aspect and the startegic vision for the future of EUROMARFOR were also disscussed and analyzed before being submitted to the Political Military Working Group.
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, is 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.