A multinational Caribbean security exercise, namely Tradewinds, will take place in Guyana in June.
In a statement, the United States embassy in Georgetown said military representatives from the United States and 23 partner nations are this week finalising plans for the exercise. The exercise, the Embassy stated, is sponsored by the U.S. Southern Command.
The exercise will be held in various location in Guyana and will provide opportunities “to conduct joint, combined, and interagency partner nation capacity building focused on increasing regional cooperation in complex multinational security operations, as well as in humanitarian assistance and disaster response operations.”
The embassy stated that this year’s exercise will include participation by officials and senior leadership of CARICOM and its functional sub agencies, many of whom are participating in this week’s planning conference.
“The strong relationships forged during Tradewinds through the exchange of knowledge and expertise are key to maintaining regional security and prosperity throughout the Caribbean,” the embassy stated.