President of Uruguay, Louis Lacley Pauconfirmed that he was going to “move forward” in talks to seal a free trade agreement with the country China personally, but at the same time confirmed their belonging MERCOSUR and invited other bloc countries to join the treaty with the Asian country.
Too, President of Uruguay He left a clear message for his Argentine counterpart Alberto Fernandez Saying that “In President Fernandez’s speech, a concept that resonated with me a couple of times, which is the concept of protecting us. After all, a president is the father of a great family. I have no doubt about it.” That the best doubt is to protect my nation, my people, to open itself up to the world. That is why Uruguay asks to be understood and understood by MERCOSUR”.
“We are going to move forward, and if we can do it with our partners, even better”, announced Lackley. MERCOSUR Heads of State Summit You allied states what happens in Conmebol Convention CenterIn the Paraguayan city of Luc.
Defending the start of talks with China, Uruguay’s president said that “the best way to protect my nation and my people is to open ourselves up to the world.”
However, he personally reiterated the negotiating position with third countries and, in the sense, announced that “in a few days, our team will hold talks with China to advance the free trade agreement.”
Once these talks are over, “the first thing we intend to do is talk to our Mercosur partners.” “All go together,” he said.
In addition to confirming your membership in the block, street insisted that “Uruguay is not going to curtail its right to negotiate individually”, “because it is right and aided by the collective interest”, because “it is not the initiative of one government, but two or three Governments come backwards, it is a national interest”.
“Once this phase is over, we will talk with the partners” so that they can join the agreement with China, he remarked, but warned that if they do not comply, “Uruguay will move forward, as we are confident done so that it does not violate, break or harm our union.”
In a more accommodating tone expressed yesterday by Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo, Lacalle told his peers that “we must be honest, understand and be understood” because “life is not made of resolving and avoiding tensions”. ”
“We understand other countries, but we demand understanding in this matter,” he said, anticipating that the policy of individual talks would not end with the agreement with China.
“Of course we will move forward with other countries and other blocs, we have an agenda in this regard and from now on we will report progress immediately, as we did with (the conversation) China,” he said.
For his part, the former president of Mercosur Parliament and current National Senator of Uruguay Daniele Cagiani He disagreed with Lacley Poe’s position and called the decision to “isolate himself” as unwise.
“In such an uncertain world, it is not the best thing for Uruguay to isolate itself from the region,” the senator associated with the popular participation movement, Broad Front, said in his personal Twitter account. Twitter?,
In addition, he attached the document signed by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia at the conclusion of the summit and explained: “Once again our government fell apart, it slammed the door before the opening for regional partners to discuss and It was the only one that did not sign the joint statement.