Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
Friday, October 14th 2011 - 03:24 UTC

Uruguay and Argentina agree to ignore Vazquez “war” statements

Almagro and Timerman had a fifteen minutes phone exchange to coordinate efforts

The governments of Uruguay and Argentina have decided to ignore the controversy born out of statements from former President Tabare Vazquez who said that during the Botnia-UPM pulp plant conflict, back in 2006/07, he did not discard a “war hypothesis” given the aggressive attitude of Argentina and for which he had requested support from the Bush administration.

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 - 15:41 UTC

Uruguay condemns statements denying Holocaust by Iran ambassador

Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro said Holocaust is “an undeniable historic event”

Uruguay has condemned statements denying the Holocaust made by Iran's ambassador in Montevideo Hojatollah Soltani

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 19:09 UTC

Uruguay supports Ban Ki-moon re-election because of his commitment to multilateralism

UN Secretary General with Uruguayan president Jose Mujica

Uruguay’s support for the re-election of Mr Ban Ki-moon as Secretary General is based on his decisive efforts to impulse multilateralism since taking office in 2007, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011 - 16:36 UTC

Uruguay considers China a ‘strategic partner’ and supports a Beijing-Mercosur trade accord

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping is currently on an official visit to Uruguay

Uruguay sees China as a ‘strategic partner’ and has kept good relations with Beijing since the two countries forged diplomatic ties in 1988, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro, a former ambassador to China from 2007-2009. Almagro made the statement as Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping begun his official visit to Uruguay.

Thursday, May 26th 2011 - 16:10 UTC

Ban Ki Moon to visit Uruguay that will hold UN Human Rights Council presidency

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

Uruguay will be holding next month the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council during 2011/2012 and for this motive UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uruguay June 16th when he will be meeting President Jose Mujica and other top officials.

Tuesday, April 19th 2011 - 01:57 UTC

Uruguay resisted pressure from the Bush administration over ties with Iran

Minister Almagro made the disclosure during a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad (Photo Iran News Agency)

Uruguay resisted pressures from the administration of former US President George W. Bush to reduce ties with Iran. Uruguay’s Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro on a Middle East tour made the revelation during a meeting in Teheran with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to the official Iranian news agency.

Thursday, March 17th 2011 - 17:27 UTC

Argentina and Uruguay advance relations in a full ministerial meeting

The two countries agreed to dredge access canals to the River Plate and Parana, crucial for expanding trade

Argentina and Uruguay signed this week several agreements with the aim of improving bilateral trade, improving rivers’ navigation, social policies and other issues, within the Second Bi-national Meeting of Ministers in the framework of a relation described as ‘strategic’.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011 - 03:59 UTC

Uruguay recognizes Palestinian sovereign state and will open embassy in Ramallah

President Mujica and Palestine Ambassador in Argentine Walid Muaqqat (L)

Uruguay announced on Tuesday it had recognized a Palestinian state, becoming the latest in a string of Latin American countries to make an endorsement in recent months the United States has called premature.

Friday, February 25th 2011 - 03:48 UTC

Spain ‘closely following’ fishing companies difficulties in port of Montevideo

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro currently in Madrid

The Spanish embassy is closely following the difficulties faced by Spanish fishing companies in the port of Montevideo, some of which have decided to stop operating in Uruguay.

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011 - 04:18 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina working on ‘fast track’ to address trade differences

Minister Luis Almagro is optimistic about an agreement on the latest Argentine measures

Uruguay and Argentina are discussing a ‘fast track’ mechanism that will allow Uruguayan exports to have quick access to the neighbour’s market thus avoiding the controversial trade restrictions recently announced by the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and which have surprised Mercosur partners.

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