Prime Minister Briceno Meets Mexican President to Enhance Space Cooperation

Prime Minister Briceno Meets Mexican President to Enhance Space Cooperation

Prime Minister John Briceno is meeting with Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City. This morning, the Mexican Government held an official welcome ceremony for Briceno’s arrival, broadcast live on Mexican state TV. Briceno’s visit began yesterday and saw Belize become one of the first 25 countries to benefit from the Latin America and Caribbean Space Agency based in Mexico. The international organization was established in 2021 to coordinate the space cooperation activities of Latin American and Caribbean countries for the peaceful use and exploration of outer space. Briceno’s social media page notes that this regional information technology institution serves to improve satellite communication accelerating digital transformation capabilities and technology infrastructure to address development needs. According to the Prime Minister, he is pleased that through satellite imagery, cases like deforestation, caused by Guatemalan incursions, will be detected as well as the other border areas.  Additionally, the PM notes that ALCE technology can also be used to strengthen the region’s blue economies, science, and technology in general.

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