Argentina signs defence agreement with Germany

Climate change and cyber defence are two key focal areas of the mutual cooperation agreement.

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 The Argentine government today signed a mutual cooperation agreement with Germany to develop and expand relations in the area of defence, with a specific focus on climate change and cyber defence.

Signed by Argentine Defence Minister, Oscar Aguad, and German Ambassador to Argentina, Jürgen Christian Michael Mertens, the agreement covers political and strategic dialogue on issues related to international security and bilateral cooperation, as well as peacekeeping operations under the framework of the United Nations.

The agreement also coveres the training of military personnel and civilians working in the area of defence; the role of the Armed Forces in the democratic rule of law; logistics; environmental protection in the Armed Forces; and the acquisition of military equipment.

At the signing ceremony in the Ministry of Defence's Libertador Building, Minister Aguad spoke of the excellent defence relations that exist between Argentina and Germany. 

Also present at the ceremony was Argentina's Secretary of Strategy and Military Affairs, Paola Di Chiaro. "The signing of this agreement is very important. It brings continuity to issues of common interest within the framework of our bilateral relations, which have been very productive," she said. 

"Germany needs partners and Argentina is a very important ally for us," added Ambassador Mertens, emphasising Argentina's commitment to peace operations and its joint peacekeeping efforts with Chile.


Argentina signs defence agreement with Germany