Deployed in the Caribbean Sea, the surveillance frigate (FS) Germinal made a stopover in Cartagena de Indias from May 13 to 18. Through the various representation activities, formal visits and reception on board, the links have been consolidated between the French Navy and the Armada de Colombia , both major players in the fight against drug trafficking at sea in the region.
The captain of the Germinal welcomed on board the French Ambassador to Colombia, Frédéric Doré, as well as numerous local military authorities. They were able to discuss the prospects for cooperation in different fields. At the request of the Colombian Naval School, the commander also gave a lecture on the action of the State at sea to the students of the senior staff course.