Brazil and Argentina Create Bilateral Organization for Cyber Defense Cooperation
By Dialogo September 19, 2013
Brazil and Argentina announced the creation of a bilateral organization aimed at analyzing cyber defense cooperation actions. The neighboring country will send a team of civilian and military specialists to Brazil in November, in order to learn about the activities and projects conducted by the Brazilian Army’s Cyber Defense Center.
Conversations about closer cooperation in the cyber arena took place during a two-day official visit by Brazilian Minister of Defense Celso Amorim and his team to Argentina on September 12, as guests of his Argentine counterpart Agustín Rossi.
During the meeting, the ministers stated their support to multilateral cooperation initiatives among member countries of UNASUR’s South American Defense Council.
An interest of expanding scientific cooperation between the countries that share Antarctic territory was also discussed, as well as the idea to create a South American Defense School, with different initiatives in the field of defense that are applied in regional countries.
The Brazilian Minister visited the Argentine Naval Industrial Complex (CINAR), and he also met the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs Héctor Timerman.
The Brazilian Ambassador in Buenos Aires, Everton Vargas, and his team, supported the official visit. The head of Brazil’s Cyber Defense Center, General José Carlos dos Santos, was also a part of Amorim’s team in Buenos Aires.