The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JEMACON), Lieutenant General Fernando García González-Valerio, co-chaired the III Meeting of Joint Chiefs of Staff between Spain and the Republic of Chile, held in Madrid from 16 to 19 May.
The Chilean delegation was led by Major General Guillermo René Paiva Hernández, Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Chile.
The purpose of these biennial meetings is to analyse issues of common interest and exchange experiences and knowledge in various areas of joint action, as well as to contribute to strengthening the interoperability of the Armed Forces of both countries.
At this third meeting, the organisation and functioning of both Joint Chiefs of Staff were examined in depth and points of view were exchanged on the Chilean Defence Strategy and on the Employment Concept and Capabilities Planning of the Spanish Armed Forces.
Likewise, the degree of achievement of the joint activities agreed at the previous meeting was reviewed and new ones were planned for the 2023-2024 cycle, which are distributed, among others, in the following areas: exchanges for personnel training, attendance at various forums and expert meetings, exchange of experiences, studies and lessons learned, participation in joint exercises, among others.
In conclusion, the work carried out during this third meeting has confirmed and reinforced the excellent relationship existing between the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Republic of Chile and Spain.