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Taiana anticipates better relations with Uruguay following The Hague ruling

Wednesday, April 14th 2010 - 20:28 UTC
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Argentine minister Jorge Taiana Argentine minister Jorge Taiana

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Taiana described bilateral relations with neighbouring Uruguay are “good and will improve” after the International Court of Justice's ruling regarding the placement of the Botnia paper mill on the shores of the Uruguay river is made public on April 20th.

“Both countries are maturely committed to accepting whatever the Court decides,” he explained. “We are confident on whatever is decided” Taiana said and stressed that “relations with Uruguay are good and will improve after learning the outcome.”

The Minister also pointed out that “both countries are maturely committed to accepting the decision and begin working in other areas once this issue is left behind.”

Argentina took its controversy with Uruguay to the International Court of Justice after they allowed for the Botnia paper mill to be built upon the shores of the Uruguay River. “This was an open violation to the statutes ruling the river's management”, which is shared by both countries.

“Both houses in Congress supported the motion to take Uruguay to Court” Taiana recalled, since “the Uruguay River Treaty says that in case of not being able to solve our differences, we have to take them the case”.

Taiana finally stressed a “clear will to move forward in the bilateral relations coming from both presidents,” and expressed that “locating the paper mill there is an existing difference on a specific issue.”

Categories: Politics, Argentina, Uruguay.

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