First joint port call by operations ATALANTA and AGENOR supporting 1st EU Coordinated Maritime Presence North Western Indian Ocean High Visibility Event at Muscat, Oman January 29-31

On 30 January, the Coordinated Maritime Presences in the North-West Indian Ocean (CMP NWIO) organized a Symposium to promote this new EU concept together with the enhanced maritime cooperation between the EU and Omani maritime forces.


The symposium was celebrated in the Omani Maritime Security Centre (MSC) and is part of the 1st EU CMP NWIO High Visibility Maritime Security Event in Muscat, Oman, jointly organized by the CMP NWIO, the EU Delegation to Oman in Riyadh, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Spain to Oman.

The symposium was attended by several Omani authorities, including the Chief of the Navy, the MSC directorate and representatives of various ministries, as well as eight EU Ambassadors accredited to Oman. CMP NWIO Senior Coordinator, EU Ambassador H.E. Michael Pulch, Operation ATALANTA Force Commander Commodore Nuno Lopes, EMASOH-AGENOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Renaud Flamant and CRIMARIO Project Director Mr. Martin Cauchi-Inglott were among the relevant speakers at this event.

After the symposium, the EUNAVFOR flagship, Spanish Frigate SANTA MARIA, offered a reception on board, thanks to the organization of the Spanish Embassy, for all the participants of the meeting.