Safeguarding the maritime economy and countering transnational organised crime throughout the hemisphere
CABSEC 17 is held with the support of Panama with the purpose of countering transnational organised crime through enhanced maritime security and coastal surveillance. It is co-located with SAMSEC 17 our South American Security summit offering additional opportunities for networking and information exchange throughout the hemisphere.
This established forum brings together ministers, chiefs of defence, service chiefs, law-enforcement officials, and diplomatic personnel to discuss security capacity building and structures of cooperation within the region and sub-regions.
The nexus between transnational organized crime and extremist organizations continues to pose a global threat and remains a critical risk for Caribbean and South American Nations; the impact of a terrorist incident would decimate the tourist economy throughout the region.
Shared challenges and CTOC/CN operations offer an opportunity for collaboration and security cooperation throughout the hemisphere.