Uruguay wants to “open up to the world”, says President to US investors – 21/09/2021

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Montevideo, Sept. 20 (EFE) — Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Poe reiterated this Monday to representatives of investment funds and private capital in the United States that his country has the “business of opening up to the world” and commercially .

According to the Uruguayan Presidency, Lacalle Po attended a working breakfast with the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francisco Bustillo, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Azucena Arbeleche, and the Uruguayan ambassador to the US, Andrés Duran, where he met, among other things. , emphasized the value of liberty as the guiding principle of government policies.

Also according to the presidency, the head of state declared that Uruguay was “a bastion of institutional, political and social stability” and invited people to invest in his country to be “serious and predictable”.

Lacalle Po’s government has already made clear its intention to enter into trade agreements with various countries on more than one occasion and even announced a few days ago that a possible collaboration with China Will conduct a preliminary feasibility study to assess the signature. Free Trade Agreement (TLC) of a trade. Negotiations take place despite Mercosur’s position, which does not allow negotiations to be negotiated outside the bloc.

The business meeting in New York comes after Lacalle Poe attended the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC) summit in Mexico last Saturday. Uruguay’s president strongly criticized Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela for not having “full democracies”.

He even had a difficult exchange with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, which culminated in the leader of Uruguay reciting a poem from the song “Patria y Vida” to those who Has become an anthem for those who want change on the island.

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After the breakfast meeting, the President of Uruguay took part in meetings with Daniel Mariaschin, International Executive Director of Bani Brith, and John Kerry, the US Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Lacley Pau is in the US to attend the 76th session of the United Nations Assembly and will speak next Wednesday.

About the author: Sarah Gracie

Sarahis a reporter covering Amazon. She previously covered tech and transportation, and she broke stories on Uber's finances, self-driving car program, and cultural crisis. Before that, she covered cybersecurity in finance. Sarah's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, and the Houston Chronicle.

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