Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 3:15 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On January 27, 2023, Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Florencio Marin Jr. received official visits from military representatives of Mexico, Honduras and the USA.
The officials; Division General Jose Gerardo Vega Rivera, Commander of the Mexican Airforce; Brigadier General Francisco Javier Serrano Alvarado, Commander of the Honduran Air Force; and Brigadier General Thomas C. Friloux, Deputy Commander of the Louisiana Army National Guard were in Belize to attend the 45th Anniversary ceremony of the Belize Defence Force (BDF) at Price Barracks, Ladyville.
Minister Marin expressed gratitude to the commanders for their continued support and friendship to the Belize Defence Force, and discussed regional security assistance among other defence cooperation initiatives.
“These alliances have made it possible for the BDF to offer specialized training and educational opportunities to its officers and troops in the areas of medicine, aviation, logistics, leadership and special forces training among others,” Marin said.
“Belize is an inextricable part of the regions’ security system, and its continued improvement remains a priority for our regional partners,” he added.
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