Colombia and Brazil agree to create a border commission to improve security and trade in the two countries’ border region.
”We are discussing interesting initiatives such as the creation of an integrated information center for Amazon, initially consisting of Colombia and Brazil that will protect the region from transnational crimes and thus strengthen security in border areas. In the commercial field there will be industrial and military cooperation to advance science and technology in the defense sector. Also there will be a bilateral summit of entrepreneurs in Colombia and Brazil to find new business,” said Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon.
The minister also mentioned about the Colombian project to acquire a military aircraft manufactured in Brazil, ”This commission is created to assess the possibility and type of unmanned aircraft that can be considered as an attempt (…) to ensure the effective control, surveillance and protection of both countries.”
He also noted that before the defense and justice ministers’ meeting of Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), scheduled for May, he would meet Celso Amorim, the defense minister of Brazil, for an evaluation of progress of the commission that is due to be fully active within two months.