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United States and Argentina Strengthen Security Cooperation 
September 21, 2023

On September 20, the governments of the United States and Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen law enforcement collaboration between the two countries. Ambassador Marc R. Stanley participated in the ceremony at the Kirchner Cultural Center, alongside Minister of Security Aníbal Fernández, Minister of Economy Sergio Massa, and law enforcement officials from both countries.

The memorandum articulates a joint framework to achieve shared objectives, which include: an enhanced focus on the fight against transnational organized crime, increased cooperation in maritime security, and strengthening citizen security, rule of law, and the quality of security institutions. The agreement lays out a roadmap to plan activities of mutual interest and establishes methodologies to evaluate achievements.

“This agreement represents not just a commemoration, but an evolution in our cooperation and understanding. By sharing resources, knowledge, and most importantly, common objectives, we are taking decisive steps to make our nations safer places where we can all thrive,” Ambassador Stanley said.

The agreement optimizes the exchange of strategic, tactical, and operational information, in accordance with each country’s respective legal system and international commitments. In addition, it promotes training activities, reciprocal assistance in research programs, and professional exchanges.

Marking another milestone during the bicentennial of bilateral relations, Ambassador Stanley said, “I hope this agreement will serve as a cornerstone for a long-lasting collaboration in combatting security threats for the next 200 years.”