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 transregional threats
to cyber defense.
SOUTHDEC is one of three regional security conferences sponsored by SOUTHCOM
each year to provide forums for dialogue and exchanges among defense and security leaders from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.