The chief of the US Southern Command will arrive in the country to attend the Caribbean security conference

Santo Domingo, RD.

Admiral Craig Faller, commander of the United States’ Southern Command, will arrive in the Dominican Republic early Tuesday morning to attend a security conference of the Caribbean nations.

The forum is called the Caribbean Nations Security Conference (Cansec) and lasts two days, Tuesday through Wednesday.

The central theme of this year’s conference is “Fighting Illicit Trade and Responding to Natural Disasters in a COVID Scenario.”

Faller is expected to develop an agenda of activities, including meeting with the vice president of the republic, Raquel Peña, who presides over the country’s executive branch in the absence of President Luis Abinader.

Cansec is defined as a forum that enables the heads of public security and defense of countries “participants to strengthen ties, discuss regional issues, explore challenges, share lessons learned and explore ways to enhance cooperation on security issues. to improve and achieve new results “. It is sponsored annually by the United States Southern Command.

They will personally participate in the event, with two representatives: Belize, the United States of America, France, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Suriname.

Although virtually the following countries will be included: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The United States’ Southern Command is the responsibility of the Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 countries and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea.