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  • Senior officials from Jamaica and the Federative Republic of Brazil this week held high level talks aimed at further enhancing the relationship that exists between both countries.
  • The Brazilian Ministry of Defence invited a Jamaican delegation, led by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, to attend the 10th Annual Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro April 14 - 17 2015.
  • The LAAD Exhibition is considered as one of the most important defence and security-related technology, equipment and service trade shows, bringing together top international companies and professionals from over forty-two countries, specializing in the defence and security industry.

Senior officials from Jamaica and the Federative Republic of Brazil this week held high level talks aimed at further enhancing the relationship that exists between both countries.

As part of the continued cooperation between the two nations, the Brazilian Ministry of Defence invited a Jamaican delegation, led by Minister of National Security, Hon. Peter Bunting, to attend the 10th Annual Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro April 14 – 17 2015.

The LAAD Exhibition is considered as one of the most important defence and security-related technology, equipment and service trade shows, bringing together top international companies and professionals from over forty-two countries, specializing in the defence and security industry.  The occasion provided a good opportunity for both Ministers to engage further on mutually beneficial defence matters relating to both countries.

Our participation in LADD provides an opportunity to be exposed to the latest range of equipment and technologies available in the areas of defence and security, said Minister Bunting.

Brazil’s Minister of Defence, Jacques Wagner noted the relationship between both countries:“Brazil and Jamaica have shared an excellent relationship over the years and it is important for both countries to continue this relationship.”

Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson was also a member of the Jamaican delegation and provided insight on specific defence matters.  The engagement also included senior military officials from the Brazilian Armed Forces, and these talks were a continuation from the Defence Cooperation Agreement between both countries that was signed in February 2014.

This agreement between Jamaica and Brazil had set the basis for cooperation between both armed forces, especially in the areas of research and development, exchange of knowledge and experience, logistics support, and the acquisition of defence products.