Challenges Forum Visits Argentina and CAECOPAZ

On 15 and 16 October, Director of the International Secretariat for the Challenges Forum (CFIS), Dr. Björn Holmberg, visited Argentina to learn more about the country’s priorities on peace operations and to seek synergies with Argentinian Challenges Forum Partners on future joint initiatives. Following a dialogue with Argentina’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the stay also made it possible to learn more about CAECOPAZ, the Argentinian Peacekeeping Training Centre.

The Director Colonel Miguel Angel Salguero and Deputy Director Commander Martin Catardi gave Dr. Homberg a round tour of the facilities.

CAECOPAZ has a long and proud tradition of training peacekeepers and has hosted Challenges Forum activities in the past. During the visit, Argentinian partners agreed it would be desirable to increase the number of Latin American Partners in the Challenges Forum. At present, only Argentina participates from this region.

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