Latin America & Caribbean outreach seminar on HCoC

1 July 2014

On 1 July 2014, the FRS organised, on behalf of the European Union, a regional outreach seminar to raise awareness of ballistic missile proliferation and encourage discussions on perspectives to better address the ballistic missile proliferation threat at a regional level. This event was held in collaboration with the Republic of Peru, at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lima.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS 

  • Alexandre HOUDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • H.E. Irene HOREJS , Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Peru
  • Amb. Juan Fernando ROJAS SAMANEZ, Vice Minister of Foreign Relations, Republic of Peru

 

I/ THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT 

  • Dr. Raúl BENÍTEZ MANAUT, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
  • Andrés GÓMEZ DE LA TORRE ROTTA, Professor and Former Director, National School of Intelligence, Lima

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Arms control and regional security
  • Security and missile technologies in the region

 

II/ REGIONAL DYNAMICS CONCERNING SPACE-LAUCH & BALLISTIC TECHNOLOGIES 

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Dr. Gustavo HENRÍQUEZ CAMACHO, Secretary General, Space Agency of Peru
  • Rosa María RAMÍREZ DE ARELLANO Y HARO, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs and Space Security, Mexican Space Agency

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Issues arising from dual-use technologies and related strategies
  • Regional ballistic and space-launch programmes and capabilities

 

III/ THE HCoC AGAINST THE PROLIFERATION OF BALLISTIC MISSILES: UNIVERSALITY, IMPLEMENTATION & VISIBILITY

  • Amb. Jacek BYLICA, Principal Advisor and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service
  • Minister Hugo FLORES, Director for Defence and Security, Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Hellmut LAGOS, Deputy Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

 

KEY ISSUES

  • The EU Strategy to combat the proliferation of WMD delivery systems
  • Presentation by current HCoC Chair of progress and challenges relating to HCoC universality, implementation and visibility
  • The role of the Code and other TCBMs in regional dynamics and the regional security environment

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS 

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Senior Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research
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