Peru: President visits amphibious landing exhibition on Navy 200th anniversary

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

13:34 | Huacho (Lima region), Oct. 2.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Saturday attended amphibious landing exercises in the Salinas Bay area, City of Huacho, which saw the participation of surface units, as well as Marine Corps forces from Brazil, Chile, the United States, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru

The Head of State was joined by Congress Chairwoman Maria del Carmen Alva and Defense Minister Walter Ayala. Peruvian Navy Commander General, Admiral Alberto Alcala, and high military commanders attended the event as well.

The exercise —which took place within the framework of the celebrations for the Bicentennial of the Peruvian Navy— also saw the participation of international observers from Argentina, Germany, Australia, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, and Uruguay.

The purpose of the amphibious landing was to tactically exercise the Armed Forces land entry through naval and air means, in response to any requirement of humanitarian need or a hostile attack.

Besides, it sought to train, empower, cooperate, and establish bonds of trust among navies of the region, allowing it to become one more element that contributes to international relations, as well as encouraging ties of understanding, interoperability, and capacity to integrate a naval force combined with the rest of navies in the Americas.

This multinational naval exercise —which this year is in charge of the Peruvian Navy— is considered the oldest in the world.

It takes place annually within the framework of the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR).

It emerged from the First Naval Conference held in 1959 (Panama) and had its first edition on August 28, 1960, in Venezuelan waters.


Published: 10/2/2021
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