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International engagement of the MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs is present in the world at different latitudes and at various levels, with:
  • The Projection of Security Forces in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions and Civilian Crisis Management Missions under the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Union
  • The participation of its staff in FRONTEX Operations
  • The deployment of experts to key positions in the United Nations, the European Union and other international organisations
  • A Network of MHA Liaison Officers and Immigration Liaison Officers (link to​)

In 2021, more than four hundred members of the MHA Security Forces and Services were present in dozens of countries and various continents, where the agencies, institutions and ​missions of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as other international organisations and bodies or government structures, are hosted.​

Contribution of the MHA to peace and security

The Ministry of Home Affairs assumes an important role in the national plan to contribute to the maintenance of security in the world, with the participation of Security Forces and Services.

Portugal’s participation in International Missions has as guiding principles the international commitments made by the Portuguese State that bind us to contribute to world peace and security. This contribution is also very significant to the credibility of Portuguese foreign policy and to the visibility and status of the Portuguese State within the International Institutions.


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Última atualização: 13-04-2022 10:24


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