Hosted by Slovenia, the multinational ADRION LIVEX 21 exercise was conducted between 30 May and 04 June in Adriatic and Ionian seas with the participation of Italian, Greek, Croatian, Albanian and Montenegrin navies.
Surface warfare, Communications, Search and Rescue, and Maritime Interdiction Operations were executed within the scope of the exercise. ADRION LIVEX 21 raised the level of interoperability and cooperation between Adriatic and Ionian Initiative members, emphasizing addressing security challenges in the wider Adriatic and Ionian Seas.
“ADRION” is a multilateral naval exercise that has been conducted since 2006 to improve the interoperability of the navies of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative countries.
The Adriatic-Ionian Initiative was established in Ancona in 2000 at the Conference on Security and Development of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. The first session was held in Croatia the same year.
The primary document of the initiative is the Ancona Declaration, which obliges members to cooperate in the field of culture, economy, tourism, environmental protection, transport, maritime affairs, and the fight against all forms of crimes.
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