Security Conference Gets Underway In Peru

By Dialogo
August 04, 2010

Security chiefs from South America are meeting today at the 2nd annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference, being held in Lima, Peru. Co-hosted by the Armed Forces of Peru and U.S. Southern Command, this year’s conference focus is on military support to humanitarian assistance and disaster response.

“The immediate and extensive response of our hemisphere to help the thousands of victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti and to assist earthquake victims in Chile, as well as the flooding in Guatemala, demonstrates the importance of being prepared to work together to support these missions,” said General Douglas Fraser, Commander of U.S. Southern Command.

Throughout the two day conference, security leaders from nine nations and representatives from various regional organizations will convene to discuss in detail everything that the armed forces have achieved in regards to humanitarian assistance through collaboration and how they can improve in the future.

“These duties guided by the advice by working together towards a shared prosperity, we will be more successful in our goal to contribute to a secure future for all citizens of our hemisphere,” added. Gen. Fraser.