The revised agreements provide a strong platform to strengthen the activities of the British armed forces in Belize, which will take place in the near future and would further strengthen the partnership between the two countries. «The Ministry of the Environment has reached an agreement with the British Army of Belize Training Support Unit (BATSUB) which, like any other company, has an environmental impact assessment,» said Enriquez, «and the people of Belize are a little happy to see the British forces in Belize in numbers because you know we have this long-standing claim (Guatemalan claim) he added. This treaty was presented to Parliament in March 2020. Belmopan. September 19, 2018. The Government of Belize and the Government of the United Kingdom today signed the revised Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces (SOFA) and its Memorandum of Understanding on the status of the United Kingdom Armed Forces during their existence in Belize. The signature on behalf of the Government of Belize was Hon. John Saldivar, Minister of National Security and on behalf of the United Kingdom Government, Hon Mark Lancaster, Minister of Defence. According to BBN staff, the Government of Belize and the UK Government today signed the revised Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces (SOFA) and its Memorandum of Understanding on the status of the UNITED Kingdom Armed Forces during their lifetime in Belize. Over the past year, a technical team of representatives, led by senior officers from the Department of National Security, including the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has collaborated with members of the British Technical Team, led by the British Ministry of Defence, which included the High Commission in Belize and the British Army of Belize Training and Support Unit (BATSUB). «These countries that the article referred to are not exclusively the opposite of the British; BDF also uses them,» Enriquez said.
According to a press release from the Belize Press Office, the revised agreement sets out the new legal framework in which British armed forces personnel will work in Belize. Published title: Treaty between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of Belize on the status of the armed forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Belize and defence cooperation. Enriquez explained that Belize and Britain have signed a «Status of Forces Agreement» that «deals with the movement of troops and their treatment, what exactly they will do when they are here and what things we are interested in.» The British wildlife expert, Chris Packham, said it was.» Particularly drawn to the potentially positive aspects of reactivating military training in Belize,» he writes in the foreword to MOD Sanctuary magazine: «Reducing illegal logging and hunting and protecting endangered Charlahar, an icon of the rainforest, and the Belize Jaguar are a very beneficial aspect of the new presence of the British Army. On behalf of the Government of Belize, John Saldivar, Minister of National Security, and on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, Mark Lancaster, Minister of Defence.