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Diplomatic representatives of the European Union visit Spanish offshore patrol 'Furor'

Cote d’Ivoire
June 7, 2021
  • The visit takes place in the frame of the European Union's Coordinated Maritime Presences (CMP) programme

Between May 31 and June 5, during the warship 'Furor' stopover in Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire), different military cooperation and defence diplomacy activities were carried out.

As part of the mission of military cooperation, defence diplomacy and the project “Coordinated Maritime Presences” (CMP) of the European Union, vessel 'Furor' of the Spanish Navy received the visit of different representatives of the European Union, such as the European Union ambassador, Jobst Von Kirchmann, Italian ambassador, Stefano Lo Savio and the Belgian and German Deputy  Heads. They were accompanied by the Spanish Ambassador to the Cote d’Ivoire, Ricardo López-Aranda Jagu.

The key element on which the visit was based was the project of "Coordinated Maritime Presences" and the contribution of Spain to this novel concept of the European Union, and more specifically of the vessel "Furor" during its deployment in waters of the Gulf of Guinea.

The national mission of 'Furor', lsame as the European Union, aims to contribute to the Region's security and the strengthening of the capabilities of the coastal states, deepening cooperation and support for security in the region.