– The Dominican Republic will host the annual meeting of the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), which begins on Wednesday and ends on Thursday, hosted by the Ministry of Defense (MIDE) and the United States Southern Command.
At this meeting, the military leaders of the region will address issues related to combating the activities of transnational criminal organizations, and coordination to face regional natural disasters, in an environment impacted by the Pandemic caused by SARS-COV-2.
Issues related to the participation of military women in peacekeeping and the activities of the IMET program for the training of military officers in the region offered by the United States will also be analyzed. The meeting will be held in person and virtual.
The opening of the conference will be chaired by Defense Minister Lieutenant General Carlos Luciano Díaz Morfa, ERD., And Admiral Craig Stephan Faller, Commander of the United States Southern Command.
Representatives from France, Belize, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Vincent, Suriname and a delegation from CARICOM are in the country to attend it. Virtually, Anguilla, Antigua and Bermuda, Bahamas, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, Netherlands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos. As observer countries, there will be Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.