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Ministers of Defense will discuss prohibition of military bases

The Ministers of Defense of the American countries will meet in Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia, between November 20 and 25.

In the agenda, priority will be given to the subjects related to the non-interference and non-aggression, military expenses and the prohibition of military bases in the region.

Besides, there will be debated policies referring to the security and defense, and the activities of the Armed Forces and of the respective ministries of Defense of the hemisphere.

According to Rubén Saavedra, Minister of Defense of Bolivia, the discussions will be focused in three axles: the peace and the conflicts in Americas; transparency of the military expenses; Democracy, Armed Forces and the Society.

Bolivia will defend the “hemispherical belief of non-aggression and non-interference”.

The country also is going to prohibit the installation of military bases of foreign forces and hopes that the example be followed by the other countries.

On July 19 and 20, will be carried out a preparatory meeting in which the vice-Ministers of Defense will participate.

This will be the ninth edition of the meeting that won´t have the participation of Honduras, expelled of the Organization of the American States (OAS) in June of 2009.

The Conference of the American Ministers of Defense is carried out every two years since 1995, by initiative of the government of the United States. The last edition was in Canada, in 2008.

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