NEWS | June 9, 2021

12th Annual U.S., Colombian Army Staff Talks kicks-off in Bogota

By Leanne Thomas U.S. Army South

Col. Jeffrey Lopez, left, chief, U.S. Army South Security Cooperation Division, provides opening remarks with Lt. Col. Francisco Candela, right, deputy director, Colombian Army International Affairs Directorate, to begin the U.S., Colombian Army Staff Talks at the Army Infantry School in Bogota, Colombia, June 9, 2021.

The U.S. Army Staff Talks Program serves as a bilateral engagement for military discussion between respective armies. This year marks the 12th time the U.S. Army and the Colombian Army have met for staff talks, which has been instrumental in enhancing the interoperability and cooperation between the two partners.