Argentina applies for status of NATO’s global partner


Apr 18, 2024. Posted by  Periscope - Hellas

Buenos Aires.

The Argentinian authorities have applied for granting the country the status of NATO’s global partner, Defense Minister Luis Petri has said.

"I handed [to NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana] a letter of intent expressing Argentina's request for becoming a global partner of this organization," Petri wrote on his page on the social network X.

🇦🇷 ALERTA: Argentina inicia el proceso para ser "socio global" de la OTAN. ✅El ministro de Defensa Luis Petri viajó a Bélgica en una misión diplomática para ser parte de la alianza con los países europeos. ✅Un fuerte mensaje hacia los países del 1er mundo.
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"We will keep working to rebuild ties that will enable us to upgrade and train our forces in accordance with NATO standards," Petri said following a meeting with Geoana.

On May 31, 2018, NATO's global partnership treaty with Colombia was signed in Brussels. The then Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos stated that the country was not going to become a member of the alliance or take part in its military operations.

In May 2022, US President Joe Biden officially granted Colombia the status of the United States’ major non-NATO ally (MNNA).