In the meeting, the prime minister presented the latest update on the current police operations to ensure citizen security and the way forward for maintaining peace. The government requested the cooperation and support from civil society to promote peace and to address the underlying social conditions which make Belizean communities vulnerable to crime.
The leader of the opposition, Francis Fonseca, and other representatives of the opposition participated in the meeting, as well as representatives from the religious community, the business community, the Crime Control Council, and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. All expressed concern for the current levels of insecurity and all agreed on the need to unite as one nation to tackle crime and to resolve the social conditions which make communities vulnerable.
It was agreed that the prime minister would convene a meeting with this group of civil society representatives at least once per quarter. Barrow expressed his gratitude to the leader of opposition for his solidarity and to all civil society representatives for their cooperation.