The signing of the São Tomé and Príncipe 2022 technical cooperation and civil protection program took place in Lisbon, by the ministers with portfolios of Internal Administration of the two countries, who had previously met.
The protocol provides for a set of activities and in accordance with the options and the Prince of Civil Protection armed forces.
At the end of the signing of the document, the Portuguese Minister of Internal Administration, José Luís Carneiro, praised the cooperation between the countries, a case classified as “success”, whether “by the number of collaborations and projects carried out, in the most diverse areas”, as well as the “commitment of local authorities in capitalizing on the opportunities of the various partnerships, in the appropriation of shared knowledge and experiences and in the strengthening of institutions”.
According to the minister, cooperation between the Portuguese Ministry of Internal Administration (MAI) with São Tomé and Príncipe translates into 111 actions, 158 MAI trainers, 3,767 trainees from São Tomé, which corresponds to an investment in cooperation and civil protection of around 1,040,700 euros.
José Luís Carneiro also indicated that, on April 14th, Portugal donated computer equipment and miscellaneous material (113 volumes of uniforms, 320 kilos of technical and academic books in the area of Police Sciences and pre-hospital emergency material), in an investment of almost 60 thousand euros.
“The creation of contexts that prevent crime is naturally at the heart of security policies and, in this, empower security structures for an effective response to measurement phenomena, gradually more created and complex, constituting precisely a challenge, a challenge to that we cannot fail to attend to in terms of the police operation”, he said.
The minister also welcomed the “recognized contribution to the security system, in recent years, the institutional construction of bodies and entities that contribute to the internal security system of São Tomé and Príncipe, namely as a public security force, the migration and border services, criminal investigation and civil protection”.
For his part, the Minister of Justice, Internal Administration and Human Rights of São Tomé and Príncipe, Cilcio Bandeira dos Santos, classified the program signed today as another demonstration of the “brotherhood of ties” between the two countries.
The support that Portugal has now announced “inaugurates a very important stage” at the level of the police and civil protection and firefighters.
The apostate, as he said, through training, and exchange of experiences between the two countries, services and services are involved and determined to “do their best”.
The present investment, integrated in the program signed today, signed by José Luís Carneiro, is in a broader agreement that involves Portuguese-speaking African Countries (PALOP).
40 trainers of technicians and specialists from these entities, for more than 1. Hours of training and technical advisory work that will benefit around 270 trainees. It is co-financed by the Camões Institute, in an amount of 200 thousand euros.
SMM // PJA