Last 22nd and 23rd of June it took place in Paris, the Political-Military Working Group (POLMIL WG), where were discussed EUROMARFOR (EMF) activities.
The POLMIL WG is the executive body of High Level Inter-Ministerial Committee (CIMIN). The POLMIL WG is composed by the representatives from the Chief of Defence (CHOD's) and from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the member countries. It takes care of all the activities related to the development and external relations of the Force and ensures the implementation of the CIMIN decisions. The POLMIL WG also appoints a Staff of the EMF countries to act as CIMIN Secretariat, for the conduct of its daily activities and to act as the permanent interlocutor of the Commander of EUROMARFOR.
During the meeting EUROMARFOR activities and employment of the previous year were reviewed and analysed, including new perspectives in Real World Operations (RWO) in which an EMF Task Group may contribute, even evaluating the possibility of acting in other areas of interest.
Several issues of the agenda were discussed and approved including the EUROMARFOR Activity Program for 2024-2026.
A relevant subject discussed was the employment of EMF in Gulf of Guinea (GoG).
It was enhanced the important role that Spain made during its period of command of EUROMARFOR, promoting EMF as a constructive element to EU initiatives, such as CMP and also within NATO.
The meeting ended with the transfer of responsibility of the secretary nation of the CIMIN and the Sub Working group to Spain that will remain in charge for the next year.
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.