United States President Barack Obama’s security team will arrive in Colombia Thursday, to prepare for the leader’s April visit, reported newspaper El Pais Wednesday.
The conference brings together all the heads of state in the Western Hemisphere – minus Cuba – to discuss regional issues such as trade and peace.
On top of the president’s safety, the security detail will be responsible for more than one thousand US international committee personnel.
They will work closely with eight to ten thousand Colombian Army, Air Force, and Police troops responsible for general conference security.
Other high profile conference attendees include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Mexican mogul Carlos Slim, and World Bank President Robert Zoellick.