You may be interested in… Apr 21, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 ‘GECOM goes back to CARICOM’ Apr 15, 2020 May 29, 2020 Georgetown, Guyana – (March 7, 2018) With an already strong defence cooperation programme with several bilateral partners, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is now set to benefit from the expertise of the Mexican Army in the area of disaster response and management. This was confirmed (on Wednesday) when President David Granger met with Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Ivan Robero Sierra Medel. The meeting was held at State House. The Ambassador said that the move to strengthen military to military relations between the two countries came out of discussions at the CARICOM-Mexico Summit, which was held in Belize in October 2017. Upon the invitation of the Mexican Army, two GDF officers are to be identified to be part of a four-month training programme, which is scheduled to commence later this month at the National Defence College in Mexico City. Guyana and Mexico strengthen military to military relations in the area of disaster response and management following CARICOM-Mexico Summit The Mexican Army has over 50 years of experience and expertise, particularly in the area of disaster response, an area in which the GDF can benefit significantly. Ambassador Sierra Medel explained that in Mexico, the military has a comprehensive strategy consisting of six pillars to deal with natural disasters. These include: search and rescue, evacuation of at-risk communities, interaction with the population during a crisis, protection of families and securing communities and these are the areas in which the two GDF officers will be trained. Expressing his appreciation to the Ambassador and the Mexican Government, President Granger said, “I see this as the start of a relationship that we will continue to build on and over time we will be able to develop our own disaster response capabilities.” See Joint Declaration – IV CARICOM-MEXICO Summit (25.10.17) Read more at: Ministry of the Presidency Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… More Support Needed for Small States in COVID Fight –… CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areasCARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM…October 26, 2017In “General”Belize hosts pivotal CARICOM-Mexico SummitThe CARICOM-Mexico Summit on Wednesday 25 October, 2017, in Belize is seen as a pivotal opportunity for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to strengthen cooperation with Mexico, one of the world’s largest integrated economies. The Summit, at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza, brings together CARICOM Heads of Government and their Foreign…October 25, 2017In “Belize”CARICOM accredits new Mexican envoy New envoy from the United Mexican States, His Excellency, Ivan Roberto Sierra-Medel on Wednesday presented his credentials to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown.[su_pullquote align=”right”]”CARICOM embraces the opportunity to continue collaborating with you, especially in the context of our strategic objectives as outlined…May 13, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp NCTF approves decisions for CARICOM officials to do WHO… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister
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