PRESS RELEASE 016
The Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean welcomes the Uruguayan Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs
01/02/2019

The Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean (SECIPIC), Juan Pablo de Laiglesia, met with the Uruguayan Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ariel Bergamino.

This meeting of the Bilateral Political Consultation Mechanism was used to review the main topics on the bilateral agenda and to confirm the excellent state of bilateral relations. Spain and Uruguay share a vision of defending multilateralism and human rights. Spain is also an important trade partner and the country’s second largest investor. Spanish companies are very interested in taking part in the infrastructure projects underway in Uruguay. In addition to the economic arena, there are smooth and stable relations in the cultural, scientific, university, police and journalism fields, among others, that make Uruguay a very close partner for Spain.

Representatives of the Uruguayan and Spanish governments also handled some of the topics of greatest interest in these times both in Ibero-America and in the European Union. Both have highlighted the importance they attribute to concluding the EU-MERCOSUR Association Agreement as quickly as possible, as well as their firm commitment to support and drive forward the negotiations currently taking place in their respective regions.
 
Finally, they stated their deep concern about the political and humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is experiencing. They exchanged information on the different initiatives in progress by the international community, with the aim of achieving a peaceful and democratic outcome to the Venezuela crisis by means of calling elections.

 

 

 

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