For the Secretary of Defense Jorge Menendez, the main work of the preparatory meeting of the Tenth Conference, ahead of its tenth session, is to take positions towards a common line for Ministers to have a more efficient treatment issues defense. He noted that countries of UNASUR are common positions and worked as the Central American countries and northern hemisphere hold very different positions on various issues, recalled the Secretary.
One of the issues to be addressed is the effect of inter-American system, because today there are agencies like the Inter-American Defense Board (which orbits in the OAS), the International Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance. For Menendez, "are organisms within an epoch dating from the Cold War, in a context where there are no conditions of that time is good to ask the validity of these organizations, which even failed when it was necessary to require support and carry them practice.
The Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas was created in 1995 with input from the countries of the continent and the Caribbean. It is the most important forum of debate on defense issues in the hemisphere. The process began today with preparatory meetings leading up to the X Conference to be held in Punta del Este with the meeting of Ministers