SOUTHCOM Commander visits Colombia and Honduras, Strengthens Cooperative Ties

U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, visited the two countries to reinforce partnerships and cooperation.
U.S. SOUTHCOM Public Affairs Office | 2 February 2016

International Relations

From left to right: Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (in uniform); U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon; and John S. Creamer, U.S. Southern Command Civilian Deputy Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor. Adm. Tidd visited the Republic of Honduras one week after assuming command of SOUTHCOM. [Photo: SOUTHCOM PAO]

U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami on Friday, January 22nd, after visiting Colombia and Honduras.

Admiral Kurt W. Tidd meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, senior government officials, and representatives of the Colombian Armed Forces in Colombia. Adm. Tidd visited Colombia for his first official visit during the third week of January to reinforce the strong relations and cooperation between the two countries. [Photo: U.S. Embassy, Bogotá]

This was his first visit to the region since assuming command of SOUTHCOM on January 14th . In Colombia, Adm. Tidd met with civilian and Military leadership to reinforce SOUTHCOM’s relationship with partners there.

Admiral Kurt W. Tidd (right) in a joint press conference with the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, on January 21st at the Casa Presidencial de Honduras. [Photo: Casa Presidencial de Honduras]

During the trip, Adm. Tidd also visited Honduras, where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduran Military leaders, and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon. Also while in Honduras, Adm. Tidd’s itinerary included a stop at Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base to meet with U.S. service members serving there.

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