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The Belize Defence Force today received a donation of over two million dollars worth of specialized equipment.

The donation is from the government of Canada, through its Department of Defence.

According to a statement from the Canadian High Commission, the donation is made possible by Canada’s Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program.

At the handing over ceremony, High Commissioner Savage said that Canada will continue to work with Belize and our other Central American partners to help strengthen security institutions and increase capacity to respond to immediate security threats in our hemisphere.

This contribution is part of the Canadian Initiative for Security in Central America announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on April 15, 2012, during the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia.

The equipment donation was handed over by Canadian High Commissioner to Belize Stuart Savage.

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