High-Level Meeting with H.E. the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs
On 29 June, the SatCen Director, Amb. Sorin Ducaru, visited the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Arancha González Laya with a delegation consisting of SatCen Head of Finance Unit, Lorenzo Mulero, and the Deputy Head of Operations Division, Alvaro Rodríguez.
They provided a comprehensive update on the current status of the Centre’s operational activities and discussed the strategic challenges facing the agency within the current framework of a dynamically evolving world.
The highly substantial discussion at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the special SatCen role in the EU’s foreign, security and defence policy focused on the agency’s unique capability to provide geospatial intelligence and other space-related services for strategic situational awareness. The Centre supports the EU’s decision making for both civilian and military activities and also provides operational services for EU missions and operations.
The Director presented the achievements of as well as the future vision for the EU Satellite Centre and expressed his gratefulness to the Spanish Minister for the host nation’s strong support for the agency. He invited the minister to visit the SatCen at the next suitable opportunity in the near future.