On January 16, Minister of Defence
of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan
Poltorak held talks with Chief of General Staff
of the Portuguese Armed Forces General Artur Neves Pina Monteiro.
The parties discussed development of bilateral cooperation at the
level of General Staffs of both countries.
“Our ministries cooperate in the framework
of NATO-led events but I want to enhance our bilateral
cooperation. Participation in exercises, training, and experience sharing
could be very efficient. It’s important to share experience
at the level of General Staffs as our soldiers got
a particular experience and knowledge during the operation in the
east of Ukraine. We’re open for our friends, we have no secrets.
Portugal is our friend and we’re ready to share this experience. We have
what to teach each other, and the forms
of our cooperation can vary”, General Poltorak
Chief of General Staff of the Portuguese Armed
Forces shared up the proposal to develop practical bilateral
cooperation and underscored the importance of sharing new knowledge
in the context of current hybrid threats and challenges.
“I share up the necessity to improve the
level of military awareness of fighting hybrid strategies and
challenges. We are ready to launch cooperation in sharing
medical approaches as to treatment and rehabilitation of the
Ukrainian wounded military”, General Monteiro said.