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Belize, Mexico to co-host Tradewinds 2022

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Belmopan – Belize will host this year’s “Exercise Tradewinds 2022”, a joint security forces and interagency exercise which is sponsored by the United States Southern Command.

The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security said the country will co-host the May 7-21 event with Mexico.

“This initiative focuses on the interoperability between security forces and partner agencies to counter transnational crimes and to promote regional security and stability against threats and natural disasters. It will also further enhance the participating nations’ ability to conduct joint humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations,” the ministry said.

It said that several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts-Nevis, Suriname, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.

Military officials from the United States, Mexico, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Brazil, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, will also participate in Exercise Tradewinds 2022. (CMC)

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