Brazil and Argentina agreed Wednesday to strengthen the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (Zopacas) to promote cooperation, scientific exchange, security, and defense in the region.
During the visit to Brasilia, Argentine Secretary for the Malvinas, Antarctica, and the South Atlantic at the Argentine Foreign Ministry, Guillermo Carmona, explained that this is a mechanism established by United Nations resolutions to protect the South Atlantic from nuclear armament and militarization.
"The meeting is dedicated to peace and cooperation in the South Atlantic; a ministerial meeting was convened in November, and there is an extensive agenda that includes issues of defense, marine . . .