The Argentine Ambassador to Nigeria, Maria De Carmen Squeff, has

expressed the willingness of Argentine Government to collaborate with

the Nigerian Air Force on aircraft acquisition, training, surveillance and

radar technology in the fight against insurgency and other areas.

NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement,

said the Ambassador disclosed this when she visited the Chief of the Air

Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, at the Headquarters NAF, Abuja.

The Ambassador emphasised the strong desire of the Argentine

government to strengthen the relationship between the two countries

beyond economic and political collaborations.

She noted that Argentina, beyond being renowned for meat production

and excelling in the game of football, among others, had over the years,

developed significant capability in aircraft manufacturing and radar


Squeff said this had helped the country to better secure its land and

maritime borders whilst also contributing immensely to the successes

recorded in the area of agriculture.