US Donates Emergency Response Equipment to Argentine Security Forces

US Donates Emergency Response Equipment to Argentine Security Forces

By U.S. Mission in Argentina
March 22, 2021

The U.S. government donated to Argentina equipment valued at more than $300,000 to face chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear incidents. U.S. Army Colonel Eddie Ortiz, Defense attaché to Argentina, presented the donation at the Argentine Federal Police Cadet School, in Villa Lugano. Eduardo Villaba, secretary of Security; José Francisco Cafiero, Ministry of Defense’s secretary for International Affairs; and Inés Barboza Belistri, secretary for Military Coordination in Emergencies, among other authorities, took part in the ceremony.

“This donation reflects the spirit of cooperation we have with our partner countries. We are proud to support Argentina’s efforts to continue professionalizing and modernizing its forces,” Col. Ortiz said.

 

This donation reflects the spirit of cooperation we have with our partner countries. We are proud to support Argentina’s efforts to continue professionalizing and modernizing its forces,” U.S. Army Colonel Eddie Ortiz, Defense attaché to Argentina.

 

The Argentine Federal Police’s Special Risks Brigade and Argentine Army and Navy units that are affected by these types of incidents will use the equipment. The donation, coordinated by the U.S. Department of Defense, will improve the capabilities of these forces to respond to disaster situations on their national territory.

On February 18, the United States donated to the Argentine government 22 isolation chambers to transfer COVID-19 patients. Chargé d’Affaires MaryKay Carlson handed over the equipment to the ministries of Health and Defense.

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