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MIL OSI Translation. Mediterranean Region: Portugal – The Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho, reiteratedthe goal of bringing National Defense closer to society, reversing a distance and mutual ignorance that have been progressive.

“Current and future challenges require us to continue to work closely together, notably in identifying solutions to the important issue of troops and the attractiveness of the military career, bringing National Defense closer to society,” the minister said in the ceremony. who celebrated the creation of the Armed Forces General Staff (EMGFA) and chose D. Nuno Álvares Pereira as patron of the EMFGA, and was also attended by the President of the Republic and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

João Gomes Cravinho added that it is necessary to have more ambition “in the desire to reverse a long process of removal and mutual ignorance”, adding the sustainability of military health, the mechanisms of promotion of defense industries as other challenges.

The Minister also stressed that “Portugal today has a military structure for advising the political power, and planning and operational response that ensures coherence and efficient use of resources”, recalling the activation of the Immediate Reaction Force in the national crisis response. Mozambique, following Hurricane Idai, in support of supplies during the energy crisis, highlighting the mobilization of some 50,000 military personnel over the past two decades in a wide range of international missions.

João Gomes Cravinho also said that “a strong and clearly articulated EMGFA with political power, branches, and a network of national and international operational partners serves the interests of the country,” adding that the National Cyber Defense Strategy, the Concept National Defense Strategy and the articulation between the Defense and the security forces are matters in which a central contribution from the General Staff is expected.

On the Day of EMGFA, the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Angola, the Secretary-General of the Information System of the Portuguese Republic, the Secretary-General of the Internal Security System, the Commander-General of the Republican National Guard , the National Director of the Public Security Police, the Ambassador of the Portuguese Representation to NATO, three detached military personnel in the General Staff: Lieutenant Colonel Helder dos Santos Warrior, Sergeant Chief Emilio Lopes Alegre, 1st Sailor Ricardo Lucas dos Santos , and a civil servant, Graciete Maria Freitas.

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