Lawmakers have agreed to let U.S. military forces continue joint training exercises with Honduran troops in this Central American country that borders Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In a separate action, the legislature also approved new measures for cooperating with the United States to fight drug trafficking.The military exercises agreement was approved by a 132-2 vote on Wednesday. The lawmakers who voted no said the measure could hurt regional peace efforts.

The two countries have engaged in more than 80 joint military training exercises involving at least 60,000 U.S. and 20,000 Honduran troops during the past 38 years.