The Brazilian Navy Task Force will dock at port Kingstown tomorrow morning, as they visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first time.
Each year, the Brazilian Navy conducts Operation CARIBEX, sending a task force to navigate Caribbean waters and to visit ports of friendly nations in the region.
The objective of the mission is to carry out military drills at sea, in order to increase training and operational readiness among the ships involved, as well as to contribute to closer ties of friendship with the countries visited.
The presence of these vessels in Kingstown, is linked to the growing rapprochement between Brazil and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with the entry into force of the Bilateral Agreements on Educational and Cultural Cooperation – between the two countries and the signing of the Agreement on Technical Cooperation.
In this last area, the Brazilian Navy offered the Coast Guard of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines two vacancies for a Course of Hydrography and Navigation for Officers, to begin what is expected to be a fruitful collaboration between the two naval entities.
The ships will be open to public for visits on May 6th and 7th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
During their stay in Kingstown, there will be a soccer match between the Task Force team and a team from the SVG Coast Guard on Sunday May 6th at 3pm, at the Richmond Hill Playing Field.
The Navy Task Force will leave Port Kingstown on the Morning of Wednesday May 9th.