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Peru to host U.S. SOUTHCOM's South America Defense Conference
Lima, Aug. 10.
Peruvian capital Lima will host the United States Southern Command's (SOUTHCOM) 7th South America Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC 2017) taking place on August 22-24.
Representing the Inca country, Armed Forces Joint Command Chief Admiral Jose Luis Paredes will join representatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, the U.S. and Uruguay to exchange views on defense and cooperation.
Participants will address the role of Armed Forces in facing global challenges ranging from
to cyber defense.
Discussions will also focus on
Armed Forces' involvement
international response from friend nations
following devastating Coastal El Niño floods and landslides in the Jan-March 2017 period.
SOUTHDEC is one of three regional security conferences sponsored by
each year to provide forums for dialogue and exchanges among defense and security leaders from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.