Tag: Luis Almagro

Luis Almagro
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.

Monday, February 13th 2012 - 06:01 UTC

It is official: Uruguay’s UPM-Botnia pulp mill does not contaminate, never has

Minister Luis Almagro made the announcement before the Uruguayan parliament

A huge pulp mill, UPM, which has been at the heart of a several years’ controversy between Uruguay and Argentina, does not contaminate revealed Uruguay’s Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro before the Uruguayan parliament.

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.


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