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The United States will give Argentina 40 million dollars for military financing

U.S granted to Argentina 40 million dollars (37.6 million euros) in Foreign Military Financing (FMF, its acronym in English) to support the modernization of the South American country’s defense, diplomatic sources reported this Thursday.

This is the first time since 2003 that Argentina receives resources from the FMF U.S“, highlighted in a statement the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires.

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According to the diplomatic representation, the FMF “It’s a security assistance grant.”reserved for important partners” From United States.

In the case of Argentina, the resources will be used to acquire defense items, training and services from the United States and improve interoperability with North American forces.

According to the statement, “This subsidy will favor Argentina’s military modernization effort, contributing to the Argentine purchase of F-16 supersonic fighters″ that the South American country has just acquired in Denmark.

The embassy highlighted that the purchase of 24 F-16s from Denmark “aligns Argentina with a group of 26 nations and allies operating the platform, increasing interoperability”.

The F-16s will allow Argentina to more effectively defend its territory and cooperate with regional partners to maintain peace and stability in America“, states the statement.

The note adds that the United States has a relationship “long and reliable” with Argentina on military purchases, training and professional education.

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Since 1998, Argentina has been an important non-NATO ally. The U.S. Embassy and Government are working closely with our Argentine partners to further strengthen Argentina’s security and defense partnership between the two countries under the banner of the F-16 program.″, ends the statement.

The announcement of the granting of this subsidy comes after the recent visit to Argentina by the head of United States Southern CommandArmy General Laura Richardsonand that this Thursday the Government of Javier Milei requested to be “global partner” from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Argentina’s approach to NATO is linked to the new foreign policy developed by the Government of Javier Mileiwhich has as references the United States and Israel.

Source: Elcomercio

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