Brazilian Navy Organizes 3rd Symposium of Navies from Portuguese-Speaking Countries
By Dialogo May 07, 2012
Brazil will host the 3rd Symposium of Navies from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), the most important forum bringing together Portuguese-speaking Navies and Coast Guards to discuss matters related to the ocean. Organized by the Brazilian Navy, the event will take place from May 8 to 10 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, at the Naval War College.
The symposium will consist of lectures presented by the delegation heads and will facilitate discussion of its central topic: “Guaranteeing maritime defense and security on the national, regional, and global scales: cooperation among Navies toward the monitoring and control of maritime traffic in countries’ jurisdictional waters.”
The CPLP was created on July 17, 1996, during a summit of heads of state and government. Its member countries are Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and East Timor. One of the organization’s general goals is cooperation in all areas, including education, health, science and technology, defense, oceans, agriculture, public administration, communications, justice, public safety, culture, sports, and social communication.
In defense matters, the CPLP Cooperation Protocol in the Area of Defense was signed in September 2006.
This document defines its general objective as “to promote and facilitate cooperation among Member States in the area of defense, through the systematization and clarification of the actions to be undertaken.” It establishes as specific objectives:
a) To create a common platform for sharing knowledge on matters of military defense;
b) To promote a common policy of cooperation in the military and defense fields; and
c) To contribute to the development of domestic capabilities with a view toward strengthening the Armed Forces of the CPLP countries.
More details about the event can be found on the site https://www.cplp.mar.mil.br