From Thursday May the 17th to Friday May the 18th, the HNGS Chief Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis HN participated in the Chiefs of European Navies (CHENS) meeting, which was organized by the Finnish Navy in Helsinki, Finland.
The CHENS is an informal forum, which aims for the exchange of views among the Chiefs of European Navies and the promotion of cooperation among its members. Navies of each European maritime Nation, which is either a member of EU or NATO, participate in the meeting, and the observers are the Administration of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa – NAVEUR/NAVAF, the NATO International Military Staff – IMS, the EU Military Staff – EUMS, and the Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM).
On the first day, the HNGS Chief had consecutive meetings with his counterparts of Spain and United Kingdom and discussed issues of mutual interest.
The main topic of this year's meeting was the approach to resolving security issues regarding the maritime environment and the potential role of the Navys in the immigration crisis.
The CHENS 2019 is going to take place in Lisbon, under the presidency of the Portuguese Navy.