By Government Press Office | BELIZE
BELMOPAN, Belize – The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security announced that Belize will be co-hosting Exercise Tradewinds 2022 along with Mexico from May 7 – 21, 2022.
Exercise Tradewinds 2022 is a joint security forces and interagency exercise which is sponsored by the United States Southern Command.
“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,” said a press release from the Belize Defence Force. “ It will also further enhance the participating nations’ ability to conduct joint humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.”
The countries participating in Exercise Tradewinds 2022 include Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, France, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Mexico, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
“The ministry of National Defence and Border Security expresses gratitude to all participating countries for their commitment to Exercise Tradewinds 2022,” – ‘Shoulder to Shoulder”.