The Federal Buruea of Investigation’s (FBI) annual Police Summit for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will bring together 300 police chiefs from over 20 countries, kicks off on Monday in Cartagena, Colombia, reports El Tiempo.
The event, which will be held at the Cartagena Hilton Hotel until Friday, will gather law enforcement leaders from around the region to strengthen technical, scientific, and intelligence cooperation between countries in an effort to combat national and transnational issues, such as terrorism, drug and arms trafficking, and weapons of mass destruction.
In addition to representatives from the FBI, the conference will also feature experts from the U.S.’s Drug Enforcement Agency, the United Nations, Colombian National Police and representatives from some of the world’s largest companies that specialize in providing security services and products to law enforcement agencies.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and U.S. Ambassador William Brownfield will also be in attendance.
This is the first time that this event, which is the most important police and security related event in the region, has been hosted by Colombia.