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UNASUR and its Security and Defence Summit will be held in Quito, June 7th.

The twelve Defense Ministers of the UNASUR plus spanish representatives will have Security Summit in Quito June 7th Photo Credit Reuters

The 7th Ibero-American Security and Defence Summit will meet beginning next Tuesday June 7th in Quito (Ecuador) , where representatives from 11 countries will discuss multilateral relations in the context of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

The meeting will involve representatives from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Nicaragua.

The opening will be made by Ecuadorian Defense Minister Javier Ponce, the Director of Institutional Relations of the Ministry of Defence of Spain, Fernando Flores, and the director of the Institute “Gutiérrez Mellado” of Spain , Mr. Miguel Requena.

Participants will discuss different concepts of security, the European experience as a public safety project, the practical application of concepts of security in the governmental policies, and new hemispheric agenda for security and defense in the region.

Other topics on the agenda include security, military spending, organized crime, regional cooperation and regional initiatives.