The Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, Gen. Syrén, visited Portugal upon invitation of the Chief of General Staff of the Portuguese Armed Forces, Gen. Luis Valença Pinto. CEUMC was given a thorough presentation of the Portuguese military capabilities and activities, with focus on the ongoing transformation process and on the contribution to peacekeeping operations and missions. Gen. Syrén also had an open and straightforward exchange of views on global and regional security issues with the Minister of National Defence, Prof. Dr. Augusto Santos Silva, and with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Luis Amado.
Finally, he was honoured to meet the President of the Republic of Portugal, Prof. Dr. Anibal Cavaco Silva.
Gen. Syrén (left), Prof. Dr. Cavaco Silva (center)
and Gen. Valença Pinto (right)