U.S. and Argentina Sign Joint Statement on Security Cooperation and Travel Facilitation

March 23, 2016

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – US Ambassador Mamet and FM Malcorra (in the presence of Argentine Ministry of Security and Ministry of Interior, Public Works, and Housing) signed today a joint statement establishing areas for continued collaboration on border security and the facilitation of secure travel between the United States and Argentina.

To strengthen travel, aviation, and border security, the United States and Argentina intend collaborate on the following measures:

  1. Implementing the Agreement on Enhancing Cooperation in Preventing and Combatting Serious Crime;
  2. Enhancing measures for onboard flight protection;
  3. Reporting lost and stolen passports to INTERPOL;
  4. Collaborating on terrorist information sharing;
  5. Screening passenger information for security purposes; and
  6. Consulting as necessary to further enhance security cooperation and facilitate legitimate travel.

The joint statement builds upon an already strong partnership between the United States and Argentina and continued efforts to promote information sharing between the two countries.  Taken together, the above measures not only enhance security, but are also important steps toward possible future eligibility for Argentina to join DHS programs, such as the Global Entry trusted traveler program and the Visa Waiver Program.