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Governments of Belize and El Salvador hold meeting on Security

Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017. 10:34 a.m. CST.

During the meeting, both delegations focused on improving efforts in the areas of migration, intelligence sharing, international security and terrorism, prevention of gang violence, and the fight against organized crime and forensic sciences.

The delegations agreed to hold the next Technical Cooperation meeting in Belize in June 2018 and committed to continue the dialogue through the established channels of communication in security.

The delegation also visited the National Forensic Laboratory and the Immigration Office at a Border Entry Point to exchange best practices in dealing with migration flows.

The Belize delegation was headed by the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, George Lovell and included Diana Locke, Director of Immigration and Nationality; Virgilio Murillo, Chief Executive Officer at the Kolbe Foundation, Belize Central Prison; Kimiko Ferguson, Acting Executive Director of the National Forensic Science Service; and Margaret Juan, Charge d’ Affairs at the Embassy of Belize in El Salvador.

The delegation from the Republic of El Salvador was headed by Minister of Justice and Public Security Commissioner Mauricio Ramirez Landaverde.

 Other participants included the Director of Intelligence Commissioner Edgar Lizama, Vice-minister of Social Prevention Luis Flores Hidalgo, along with other representatives from El Salvador’s Police and Immigration departments.

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