Published On: Wed, Sep 9th, 2015

Agreement between Colombia and Dutch Kingdom

Hans-LodderWILLEMSTAD - Commander Hans Lodder in his role as Director Coast Guard in the Caribbean and as Commander of the Navy in the Caribbean, along with Admiral E. Ramirez, Commander of the Colombian Navy in the Caribbean, signed a partnership agreement. The agreement was signed in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The signing took place aboard Zr. Ms. Van Amstel in Cartagena in Colombia.

For the Coast Guard in the Caribbean the signing is important for search and rescue, counter-narcotics, hold mutual exercises and participation in trainings. For the Defense Department the MoU is important because of the exchange of information in the field of drug control, technology, information about operations and emergency response. The aim of the MoU is to optimize cooperation between the parties.

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