Executive Director of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, met
with Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration and with the National
Director of Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF) on Friday to introduce
the agency’s liaison officer for Portugal and Spain.
Frontex is deploying 11 liaison officers to enhance the
cooperation between the agency and national authorities responsible for border management,
returns and coast guard functions in 30 EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries.
In Lisbon, Frontex
Director Fabrice Leggeri met with Eduardo Cabrita, Portugal’s Minister of
Internal Administration and Cristina Gatões, the National Director of
Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (SEF).
During his visit to Portugal, Fabrice Leggeri
also visited the headquarters of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and
met with its new Executive Director, Maja Markovčić
Kostelac. Frontex and
EMSA, along with the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), work together in
in the maritime domain to support EU Member States and develop European
coast guard functions.