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British Ambassador at Montevideo's Expo Prado: Falklands stand in the show is aligned with UK theme, climate change

Friday, September 17th 2021 - 09:57 UTC
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President of ARU German Valdés, Livestock, Agriculture minister Fernando Mattos, Ambassador O'Connor inaugurated a pavilion somewhat different from previous years. Photo: Sebastian Astorga President of ARU German Valdés, Livestock, Agriculture minister Fernando Mattos, Ambassador O'Connor inaugurated a pavilion somewhat different from previous years. Photo: Sebastian Astorga

For the eighth year, the United Kingdom participated in Montevideo's Expo Prado Show, annual international livestock and agricultural industry exhibition where the largest productive sector of the Uruguayan economy shows its muscle to the thousands of visitors and private and public exhibitors who turn up for each edition. This year is the second time that Ambassador Faye O'Connor has appeared at the opening of her country's pavilion, which will also house, once again, a Falkland Islands themed stand promoting industry and tourism.

Together with the president of the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU), Gonzalo Valdés Requena, and the country's Livestock, Agriculture minister Fernando Mattos,, in front of dozens of guests and media, O'Connor inaugurated a pavilion somewhat different from previous years, located in front of the Rural del Prado arena and focused on the theme of climate change.

“We wanted to focus on the future this year and celebrate our collaboration with Uruguay related to sustainable agriculture and climate change,” she told MercoPress, stressing the importance of her country's participation in events like this. O'Connor remarked that the UK and Uruguay have a long-standing relationship in terms of the livestock industry.

As for the stand, which this year has no physical representation from kelpers due to travel restrictions related to Covid-19, “in aligning with the theme of our Pavillion their focus is very much on biodiversity but also talking about commercial, agriculture and tourism links which we know already exist with Uruguay and are very much enjoyed by both sides,” ambassador O’Connor said.

Unlike in previous years, the British pavilion this time offers a virtual tour on its official website.

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  • Steve Potts

    Will Argentina complain to Mercosur, OAS, CELAC BBC, ITV & the IDA (International Darts Association)? Or are the Peronists too busy licking their wounds and blaming each other for the recent election disaster?

    Sep 17th, 2021 - 10:54 am +1
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