On the last 12th of April in Rome Italian Navy Staff hosted the EMF Sub Working Meeting composed by representatives Officers of the four EUROMARFOR Navies, the Director and the National representative Officers of the EMF Permanent Cell.
This EUROMARFOR technical board, presently chaired by the Italian Navy, addressed several issues with particular focus on the recent initiatives taken in the last months and the incoming activations for the 2018. A special focus was also on the outcomes of the fours Fleets Commanders’ Meeting, held in Lisbon in February that gave new hints and ideas for the employment of the Force within his scope and to an even more robust shared Maritime Situational Awareness.
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.