December 9, 2013
AFTER SNOWDEN REVELATIONSSaturday, September 14, 2013
Rossi, Amorim ink ‘cyber defence’ accord
Defence Minister Agustín Rossi and his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim signed yesterday an agreement for the two countries to work together on cyber defence, following the United States espionage revealed by former National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden.
“We have decided to hold a meeting in Brasilia before the end of the year to intensify our joint work on cyber defence,” Rossi said. “The current espionage system requires each country to increase its individual efforts and also both countries to work together. By doing this we will reduce our vulnerability.”
Rossi held a meeting with Amorim and Brazil’s director of Cyber Defence José Carlos dos Santos at the Libertador Building and emphasized the effects US espionage had “in Brazil and all the region.”
“We have invited Argentine officials to go to Brazil and create binational projects,” Amorim said. “Both countries have a great capacity to develop software production.”
Both ministers revealed cooperation on other areas, mainly focusing on joint industrial developments.
“We will keep working on industrial projects along with Brazil, such as the UNASUR 1 training airplane and a cargo airplane that is being manufactured in Brazil. Argentina is analyzing the possibility of repairing Brazilian ships in the country’s shipyards.”