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Last Wednesday April 17 ‘Splendour of the Seas’ and its 1.940 passengers marked the end of the 2012/13 cruise season for Uruguay, which took off on 23 October and totalled 222 calls between the port of Montevideo and Punta del Este sea resort.
Argentina and Uruguay agreed a ban on hake catching in the shared maritime zone beginning next July first, confirmed on Thursday Uruguayan Aquatic Resources Department (Dinara) sources.
Relations with the Uruguayan government couldn’t be better, with no obstacles ahead, and much of the success of the Uruguayan economy is influenced by Argentina, said ambassador in Montevideo Dante Dovena.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a 200 million dollars loan for Uruguay’s second major pulp mill investment, Celulosa y Energía Punta Pereira S.A. and Zona Franca Punta Pereira S.A., belonging to the Montes del Plata Group.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, CFK, underlined the importance of dialogue between Argentina and Uruguay which enable to overcome ‘conflicts’, while her Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica said that the “good neighbours” policy is the only way forward and a win-win situation for both sides.
The dredging of the Uruguay River and access to the Martin Garcia canal as well as importing power from Paraguay are the two main issues of the agenda to be addressed by Presidents Jose Mujica and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner when they meet Tuesday in Buenos Aires.
The scarcity of qualified labour and the increase in costs have become a growing concern for the pulp mill that Chilean and Scandinavian investors are building in Conchillas, Uruguay.
Uruguay’s leading newspaper dedicated its Sunday’s editorial to the recent incident when the Argentine Navy, in shared Uruguayan-Argentine waters, forced a small merchant vessel linked to the Falklands/Malvinas Islands to identify itself and provide all the information related to cargo and destination.