The United States Embassy in Georgetown has announced that the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) will conduct flight operations within Guyana today.
According to a statement, the exercise builds upon routine engagement and operations to enhance security partnership between the United States and Guyana, and to strengthen regional cooperation.
The Embassy noted that in addition to the exercise, USSOUTHCOM will continue its collaboration with the GDF in the areas of disaster preparedness, aerial and maritime security, and countering transnational criminal organizations.
“The U.S. will continue its commitment as Guyana’s trusted security partner and promoting regional cooperation and interoperability”, the statement from the Embassy said.
While the embassy announcement indicated that the flights will take place today, News Source understands that there were flights being conducted over Guyana since last weekend in wake of the Venezuelan referendum vote.
Just last week, the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force held talks with US Military officials. Discussions were also held with other security forces globally in wake of Venezuela’s ongoing threats against Guyana.