IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Meeting with Argentina Minister of Defense Oscar Aguad and Chief of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Bari del Valle Sosa


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:
                       
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis met with Argentina Minister of Defense Oscar Aguad and Chief of the Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Bari del Valle Sosa Aug. 15 at the Ministerio de Defensa in Buenos Aires to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Argentina.
                       
The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues. Secretary Mattis thanked Argentina for its efforts regionally to denounce undemocratic actions – especially those in Venezuela and Nicaragua.
 
Secretary Mattis thanked the leaders for their country’s growing leadership role on the global stage, illustrated by hosting the upcoming G20 Summit.
 
The leaders agreed to continue their robust dialogue on global and regional defense issues in the future.