The Government of Belize and the United States Embassy are working closely to fight drug trafficking in the region. In a meeting held today, the two parties reviewed security developments and reaffirmed the importance of enhanced coordination on counternarcotic efforts and strengthening both border and citizen security in Belize. Charge d’Affaires, Leyla Moses-Ones noted in the meeting that, quote, “the United States is committed to standing together with our partner, Belize, to create safer streets and more resilient communities”. End of quote. The bilateral meeting between Belize and the US Embassy happens biannually with the U.S. providing more than 34.8 million U.S. dollars to advance security in Belize. Belize’s delegation was led by Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa. Joining him were CEOs Kevin Arthurs and Dario Tapia, Police Commissioner Chester Williams, Coast Guard Commandant Rear Admiral Elton Bennett, the Comptroller of Customs, Estella Leslie; Director of Immigration Debra Baptist-Estrada and other government officials. For the U.S. side, it was and Andie De Arment, the Chief of Political/Economic and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.