Belize and El Salvador hold Technical Cooperation meeting

By on December 6, 2017
Belize/El Salvador Technical Cooperation Meeting

Belize/El Salvador Technical Cooperation Meeting

Belmopan, CAYO. Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The government of Belize is reporting that the first Technical Cooperation Meeting on Security between the Governments of Belize and the Republic of El Salvador was held this week.

The meeting, according to an official press release, took place on Tuesday in San Salvador.

The meeting comes just over a month after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding which formally established the strengthening of relations and citizen security.

During the meeting on Tuesday, 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, according to the official release.

CEO George Lovell led the Belize delegation to the meeting

CEO George Lovell led the Belize delegation to the meeting

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 to the El Salvador meeting 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 Belize Central Prison; Kimiko Ferguson, Acting Executive Director of the National Forensic Science Service; and Margaret Juan, Charge d’ Affaires a.i. at the Embassy of Belize in El Salvador.

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