Argentina formally requests to become NATO partner

Argentina formally requested to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a “global partner” on Thursday. The country’s Defense Minister, Luis Petri, announced the decision in a post on X, formerly Twitter. 

Petri met with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana in Brussels, Belgium, to present him a letter with the request. 

“I met with @Mircea_Geoana, Deputy Secretary General of @NATO,” Petri wrote in the post. “I presented you with the letter of intent that expresses Argentina’s request to become a global partner of this organization. We will continue working to recover ties that allow us to improve and train our [military] forces following NATO standards.”

Argentina’s request to join NATO as a global partner was celebrated by Geoană. He welcomed the decision in a statement published on NATO’s website. 

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Defence Minister Petri to NATO Headquarters,” Geoană said. “Argentina plays an important role
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