Multinational CIMIC Group delegation has been hosted by Portuguese Army Staff
Oeiras (Portugal), 2020 February, 6th.
On February 6th, the meeting between the Commanders of the Multinational CIMIC Group, Colonel Luca Vitali, with the personnel of the Portuguese CIMIC Unit took place in Oeiras, Portugal. During the visit to the unit, the training activities carried out by the Portuguese NRF personnel were explained and discussed, moreover a CIMIC Centre was set up to present the high standards of quality reached by the Portuguese Unit. The aim of the meeting was to show the job done, in term of readiness and preparation, by the Portuguese CIMIC Unit to the MNCG delegation. The Portuguese CIMIC Unit is, in fact, placed under the tactical control of the Multinational CIMIC Group for the NATO Response Force (NRF) 2020.
At the end of the visit, Colonel Vitali has been received by the Commander of the Portuguese Joint Command for Operations, General Marco Antonio Mendes Paulino SERRONHA, the Commander of the Portuguese Joint Command for Operations. During the meeting the General confirmed the intention to continue the prolific collaboration with the MNCG in terms of mentoring, through the MTTs (Mobile Training Teams) which the MNCG annually provides to the CIMIC Unit, and in terms of training & education with the exchange of experts in the field of civil-military cooperation and staff, as well, to support exercises within the Atlantic Alliance. The Adaptive Interation Exercise, to be held next June, organized and conducted by the MNCG, will represent a further moment of collaboration between the two nations.