An Italian delegation visited Colombia to learn about the humanitarian demining
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The visitors are members of the Management Center of the Italian Army, which works on humanitarian and military demining in their country.
Within the framework of the cooperation program between the Italo-Latin American Institute (IILA), the Italian Army, the Directorate for Integral Action against Mines, and the Ministry of National Defense (MDN), the Italian delegation visited Colombia to learn about humanitarian demining and the training process provided to the heroes who carry out this work.
The visitors are members of the Management Center of the Italian Army, which works on humanitarian and military demining. Their visit intends to project cooperation activities in demining by 2018, in coordination with the Ministry of National Defense, to continue with the training that began in 2014.
Colonel Giuseppe Cavallari, Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché, said: The men and women of the Colombian Army's Humanitarian Demining Brigade have greatly improved this work in a very short time. They have a great challenge ahead for the country, because their work has freed many areas from this scourge. We are very proud of the work that they carry out, and we will verify what the priorities are to implement the training.
According to the delegation, Italy has a particular history in this sense, since they have bombs and artifacts from the First and Second World Wars located in rural and urban areas. This challenge has been assumed by the men and women of that country's army, gaining valuable experience through international missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. They hope to contribute with their knowledge to the training of Colombian demining soldiers.