President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Saturday attended amphibious landing exercises in the Salinas Bay area, city of Huacho, in which surface units participated, as well as forces of the Marine Corps of Brazil, Chile , United States, Jamaica, Mexico, and Peru
The Head of State was accompanied by Congress President Maria del Carmen Alva; as well as Ministers Oscar Maurtua (Foreign Affairs) and Walter Ayala (Defense). The Commander General of the Peruvian Navy, Admiral Alberto Alcala, and senior military commanders also attended the event.
The exercise, which took place as part of the bicentennial celebrations 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 land entry of the armed forces by naval and air means, in response to any requirement of humanitarian need or a hostile attack.
In addition, it aimed to train, empower, cooperate and establish bonds of trust between navies in the region, enabling it to become one more element that contributes to international relations, as well as fostering bonds of understanding, interoperability and ability to integrate a naval force. combined with the rest of the navies of the Americas.
This multinational naval exercise, which this year will be in charge of the Peruvian navy, is considered to be the oldest in the world.
It takes place annually under 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.
?? Todo listo para la demostración de la Operación Anfibia del Ejercicio Multinacional UNITAS LXII, that will be carried out in the bahía of Salinas, in Huacho, in el marco del Bicentenario de la @naval_peru. pic.twitter.com/s0HgwUTZ8j
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