Patrick Mullee has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Uruguay in succession to Dr Hugh Salvesen, who will be leaving the Diplomatic Service.
Argentine and Uruguayan delegates will be meeting again in a month's time for a third round of negotiations to try to unlock the controversy over the construction of the Botnia pulp mill on the coast of the shared river Uruguay and which Argentina challenges on alleged legal and environmental grounds.
Uruguay currently has a cattle herd of 12 million head with beef becoming the main export commodity of the country, over a billion US dollars last year. Based on this it can be said that Uruguay is the country with the highest number of cattle per capita, 3.8.
Two days of direct dialogue between Uruguayan and Argentine diplomats over the pulp mills dispute is scheduled to begin next Monday in New York under the auspices of the Spanish Crown which is acting as coordinator of the round of talks.
The relocation of the pulp mill under construction in Uruguay, and which Argentina objects on legal and environmental grounds, is impossible said Uruguay's former president Jorge Batlle in an interview with the Buenos Aires press.
Chile's relatively small concentration of fertile land has forced its forestry companies to look closely at other Latin American countries for expansion. Forestry companies have started to set their sights on a host of other countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela
United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday in Montevideo that increased trade flows will give Latin America more opportunity to spread the benefits of economic growth and to reduce poverty. He also praised Uruguay's open markets policies and sound economic decisions.
United States said it respects the political context of the region and is not interested in creating problems to those Mercosur members that choose to have closer links with Washington said a top US official currently visiting Uruguay.
Representatives from Argentina and Uruguay are scheduled to meet in New York at the end of the month to continue searching for solution to the paper mills conflict. This will be the third meeting under the coordination of Spanish ambassador Juan Antonio Yañez Barnuevo envoy from the King of Spain that is asking as a facilitator between the neighbouring countries.
Uruguay' flag carrier PLUNA, recently associated to a private consortium announced a fourth weekly flight Montevideo Madrid and the signing of a contract for the delivery of seven medium-ranges Canadian Bombardiers CRJ900 NextGen, plus the option for another eight.