The Perry Center hosted a roundtable discussion with Dr. Ángel Tello, Secretary for Military Affairs of Argentina. Dr. Tello was accompanied by several representatives from the Government of Argentina, including Mr. Walter Ceballos, Secretary for Logistics and Military Coordination for Emergencies; Mr. José Luis Vila, Under Secretary for International Affairs; Major General Juan Brocca, Defense Attaché to the United States; and Mr. Carlos Alberto Ramírez, Secretary to the Vice Minister of Defense and Director General for International Defense Policies. Officials from the United States’ Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, including the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, and faculty from the Perry Center also participated in the roundtable.
Led by Dr. Tello and Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins, the afternoon’s discussion addressed shared concerns for hemispheric security and opportunities for collaboration between the Perry Center and the Government of Argentina. The Perry Center hosted this roundtable in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of the US-Argentina Bilateral Working Group (BWG), which promotes US-Argentine cooperation in critical areas of security, defense, and peacekeeping.