Capacity Building in Chemical Weapons Assistance and Protection for Portuguese Speaking Countries

Luanda (Angola) – On June 27, military personnel from the 1st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Battalion (1st Btl DQBRN) participated, as instructors, in the opening of the Basic Course in Assistance and Protection against Chemical Weapons for Portuguese Speaking States-Parties. The course is developed under the supervision of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and is coordinated by the National Authority for Arms Control and Disarmament (ANCAD) of the Government of Angola.

The activity is part of the first stage of the training cycle for first responders to chemical emergencies within the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), and will take place until July 1st. Besides Brazil and the host country, representatives from the Republics of Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, and Portugal are also participating in the training. The event’s opening counted with the presence of authorities from the Angolan government and Colonel Dockhorn, Naval, Army and Air Defense Attaché in Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe, and Sub-Lieutenant Cruz, his assistant.

Source: 1º Btl DQBRN

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