The Central American Security Strategy, which seeks to combat violence in the region, will be launched in Washington, D.C. in February, technical teams meeting in Honduras with delegates from friendly countries and international organizations announced on February 1, according to a statement by the Honduran Foreign Ministry.
The agreement came at a three-day meeting between members of the Central American Integration System (SICA) and the cooperating Central American Security Strategy Group of Friendly Countries and International Organizations.
The meeting in Honduras served “to exchange points of view (…) in order to begin to implement the Central American Security Strategy and carry out its launch” in Washington, D.C. in February, according to the press release.
The plan for the regional initiative was agreed on in November 2011 at a meeting of Central American presidents in El Salvador.
During the deliberations in Honduras, the delegates organized four working groups on the strategy’s components: fighting crime, social prevention of violence, rehabilitation, reinsertion, and prison security, and strengthening institutions.
The Central American representatives laid out “general and specific considerations about the projects and their financing and implementation mechanisms,” which will be the responsibility of the SICA general secretariat.