Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
Friday, June 1st 2012 - 02:24 UTC

Uruguay looks to China to expand trade and services, and attract more investment

Foreign minister Almagro spent four days in China promoting Uruguay

Uruguay looks forward to increase trade with China in value and diversification as Beijing commands a bigger economic and cooperation role in South America, Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said in an interview with China Daily.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 06:13 UTC

Serious Uruguay/Argentina clash over the long delayed dredging of a River Plate canal

Foreign minister Almagro received full support from all Uruguayan parties in Parliament

Uruguay called on Argentina to begin the price bidding process for the delayed dredging of a River Plate canal and revealed it was already monitoring the Uruguayan side of a joint commission responsible for deciding on the final contract and which has come under suspicion of corruption.

Friday, May 11th 2012 - 23:46 UTC

President Mujica is welcome at the White House whenever he wishes, says US ambassador

Ambassador Reynoso with Foreign minister Luis Almagro

United States ambassador Julissa Reynoso said Uruguayan president Jose Mujica is welcome to the White House whenever he wishes, and revealed that Uruguay is in the short list of countries that soon could be exempted from requiring a visa to travel to the US.

Saturday, May 5th 2012 - 06:26 UTC

Uruguay supports Argentina’s seizure of YPF but countries decide “proceedings”

Foreign minister Luis Almagro said Uruguay would support the Spanish government if it decides to nationalize Repsol

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro backed Argentina’s controversial decision to nationalize the country's biggest oil company YPF arguing countries’ right to recover a strategic market is “indisputable”.

Monday, April 2nd 2012 - 09:50 UTC

Green light for Uruguayan flight to Falklands; Argentine ambassador says it’s not commercially viable

Ambassador Dovena: 2.500 people is less than any neighbourhood in Montevideo

The Uruguayan government through the Ministry of Defence gave the green light to a local air cargo company, Airclass which requested authorization to make a commercial flight to the Falkland Islands sometime this month.

Saturday, March 31st 2012 - 06:17 UTC

Uruguay reveals the existence of an “Argentina 2020: imports substitution” plan

Minister Almagro admits that the dialogue strategy with Argentina has had ‘partial’ results

Uruguay’ Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Almagro revealed that the government of President Cristina Fernandez is fully involved in the implementation of a plan called “Argentina 2020: substitution of imports” and therefore bilateral trade negotiations that are difficult, will continue on that same path for several years.

Friday, March 30th 2012 - 07:54 UTC

For Uruguay “there is not blockade of Malvinas by any country of the continent”

Please Mr. Almagro: no mixing of the Malvinas and Cuban blockades

Uruguay reiterated its full and traditional support for Argentina’s sovereignty claims over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, but at the same time underlined that “there is no blockade to the inhabitants of the Malvinas Islands by any country of the continent”, and clearly differentiated the Cuban and Malvinas blockades.

Friday, March 30th 2012 - 06:47 UTC

Uruguay against any Falklands’ blockade; supports trade with the Islands

Foreign Secretary Almagro, as with Cuba, “we do not support blockades”

Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro said that the Uruguayan government does not oppose trade with the Falkland Islands and any undertaking to that effect by the private sector is welcome since “Uruguay does not agree with any commercial or economic blockade of the Islands”.

Thursday, March 15th 2012 - 06:16 UTC

Uruguay peacekeepers in Sinai surrounded by protesting Bedouins

The Sinai headquarters of the multinational peace force (Photo: MFO)

Uruguay said Wednesday a contingent of its soldiers serving as peacekeepers in the Sinai have been trapped in their base by Bedouins demanding the release of four colleagues imprisoned in Egypt.

Saturday, March 10th 2012 - 07:18 UTC

Uruguay and US will attend Americas’ summit: Cuba and Ecuador absent

Ecuadorean president Correa: a Americas’ summit must include all countries

Uruguay’s minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Almagro described on Friday as ‘inadmissible” the exclusion of Cuba from the VI Summit of the Americas scheduled for next April 14/15 in Cartagena, Colombia.


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