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Ministry of National Security hosts 4th Annual Multinational Security Cooperation conference

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018. 4:14 pm CST.

BBN Staff: Today, November 23, 2018, the Ministry of National Security (Defence) hosted the 4th Annual Multinational Security Cooperation Conference at the Naia Resort in Placencia, Stann Creek.

The main objective of the conference was to share Belize’s vision, work, and requirements with regards to military assistance with our allies and partners.

It emphasized security cooperation and military capacity building for the Belize Defence Force, the Belize Coast Guard and the Joint Intelligence Operations Centre all within the Ministry of National Security (Defence).

The keynote speaker of the conference was the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry, Felix Enriquez. Enriquez highlighted that the Ministry of National Security’s strategic direction centered on the men and women of the Belizean security forces.

He stated: “Human Resources is a very important facet of this approach. We recognize that integrating gender perspectives will improve the operational effectiveness of Belize’s security forces going forward. Thus, we make deliberate strides to ensure the optimal participation of men and women in the security sector and the wellbeing of those who serve.”

The conference was attended by high level foreign military delegations from Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Taiwan.

The Heads of Delegations were:

  1. Colonel Dany Poitras, Director of Western Hemisphere Policy (Canada),
  2. General de la Arma Blindada DEM Guadencio Ramos Jimenez, Military and Aerial Attaché (Mexico),
  3. Lieutenant Colonel Anton Gash, UK Defence Attaché to the Caribbean (United Kingdom),
  4. Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge Singleton, US Military Liaison Office in Belize (United States of America),
  5. Colonel Ying-Ming Lo, Defence Attaché for the Republic of China (Taiwan).


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