Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
Thursday, February 9th 2012 - 23:17 UTC

Mujica says Mercosur is “a chewing gum”; promises trade deals with third countries

Almagro admitted Argentina openly violates the basic principles of Mercosur

Mercosur from a real point of view exits, but institutionally it’s a “chewing gum” claimed Uruguayan president Jose Mujica who anticipated he would demand from the block’s partners that Uruguay be allowed to sign bilateral trade agreements with third parties.

Thursday, January 19th 2012 - 06:00 UTC

Trade balance with Argentina is ‘definitively positive’ says Uruguayan minister

Almagro said the 588 million dollars of 2011 were the highest in 20 years.

Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said that the trade balance between Uruguay and Argentina is “definitely positive” although admitting some manufacturing sectors face difficulties because of the current Argentine obstructions to imports.

Friday, December 30th 2011 - 06:36 UTC

Uruguay suggests changing to the red ensign for Falklands’ vessels to operate in Montevideo

Almagro believes this option will fulfil President Mujica’s decision

No changes are needed in current legislation to bar vessels flying the Malvinas flag from entering Uruguayan ports, but Uruguay also speculates that if the vessels change to the English flag there will be no problems, according to a report from the Foreign Affairs ministry.

Monday, December 26th 2011 - 18:07 UTC

“Except for Malvinas, we have a very good dialogue with the UK”, says Almagro

Not aligned with Argentine policy and disappointed with the ‘anti-Argentine feeling’

Leaving aside the current diplomatic situation with the UK because of the Uruguayan government decision to bar Malvinas’ flagged vessels from local ports, “we have a very good dialogue with Great Britain” said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro.

Friday, December 23rd 2011 - 21:25 UTC

Falklands’ flagged vessels conflict: Almagro and Hague agree they remain in disagreement

The crux of the matter is an accepted definition for the Falklands' flag

Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro spoke Friday on the phone with Foreign secretary William Hague for the first time since the Falklands/Malvinas’ flagged vessels controversy, but both sides apparently could only agree that the situation remains stalled according to brief statements

Thursday, December 22nd 2011 - 21:02 UTC

Hague and Almagro to discuss Falklands’ flagged vessels restrictions on Friday

Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro and Foreign Secretary William Hague

Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague and Uruguay’s Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro will discuss the Falklands/Malvinas flagged vessels issue on Friday according to a release from the British embassy in Montevideo

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 21:02 UTC

Uruguay bars vessels but will never share a maritime or economic blockade of the Falklands’ people

President Mujica said any form of blockade is a violation of human rights and contrary to any peaceful solution of the sovereignty dispute

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica addressing his peers at the Mercosur summit in Montevideo ratified the country’s position barring Falklands’ flagged vessels from Uruguayan ports in active support of Argentina’s sovereignty claim over South Atlantic Islands, which has led to a serious diplomatic controversy with the UK.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 07:25 UTC

Malvinas jurisdictional acts are ‘invalid’ for Uruguay, but UK flagged vessels welcomed in Montevideo

Brazilian ports are as much obliged by Unasur commitment argues Almagro

“Any jurisdictional acts coming from Malvinas is invalid for us” and therefore Malvinas flagged vessels are barred from Uruguayan ports, a decision which is extensive to all Unasur members, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 02:07 UTC

Mercosur drafting resolution barring Falklands’ flagged vessels from all regional ports

“Uruguay adopted a political decision” and is not turning back said Almagro

Mercosur member countries meeting in Montevideo for their regular six-month summit are drafting a resolution that would bar Falklands’ flagged vessels from all Mercosur members’ ports, following on the traditional Argentine policy and now openly supported by the Uruguayan government.

Tuesday, December 20th 2011 - 00:56 UTC

Falklands’ fishing companies regret Uruguay’s ban, and losses for the port of Montevideo

Jiggers, trawlers and long-liners docked in Montevideo

Falkland Islands fishing companies association, FIFCA expressed their “extreme disappointment” with Uruguay’s decision not to allow Falklands’ flagged vessels enter the port of Montevideo, which “will only serve to punish its own people”.

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