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Two years after the launching ceremony of the foundation stone of the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) Academy, in Oeiras, Prime Minister António Costa delivered the key of the building to NCIA’s General Manager, Kevin Scheid.

The Prime Minister considered that having this Academy in Portugal represents a national commitment to NATO, emphasizing that it “gives credibility to the Portuguese vision of a strong transatlantic community, open to the world, respecting and promoting international law, democracy and the rule of law and multilateralism”.

The Minister of National Defence, João Gomes Cravinho, also attended the ceremony, and highlighted that having this Academy on national soil “constitutes an excellent opportunity for synergies and partnerships with Portuguese academic and business institutions”.

The NCI Academy aims to provide education and training in the areas of communications and information systems and cyber-defence.

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João Martinho de Moura, a Portuguese artist with particular interest in the fields of digital art, intelligent interfaces, digital music and computational aesthetic, inaugurated yesterday his exhibition at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels.

The exposed art piece materializes the author's determination to represent the human body in digital media, in an interactive way, through monochromatic visual abstractions and minimalist lines.

The Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, the Permanent Representative of Portugal to NATO, Ambassador Luís de Almeida Sampaio, and Deputy Secretary General for Executive Management, Wayne J. Bush, attended the inauguration, as well as about 70 NATO workers.

The curatorship of art was ensured by the Portuguese Luís Miguel Girão, NATO Art Expert Consultant, who said that in the coming months, other similar events will take place.

Find out more about the artist João Martinho de Moura at: http://jmartinho.net/about/

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