Argentine Economy Minister Sergio Massa said Monday in Puerto Iguazú during a conference with his Mercosur peers on the opening day of the bloc's 62nd Summit in the province of Misiones, that in order to strengthen intra-Mercosur trade, it is essential to consolidate local currency agreements among our countries.
Argentina's Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero Monday stressed that the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) is hindered by what he called the “asymmetries” between the two blocs.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo Monday told his Mercosur colleagues in Puerto Iguazú that “from the first day we warned that Mercosur had been won over by immobility” and insisted no progress regarding deals with other countries or blocs had been achieved during Argentina's pro tempore presidency of the alliance ending Tuesday.
Presidents of all four Mercosur members (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay) will convene Monday in Puerto Iguazu in the Argentine northeastern province of Misiones for the 62nd bloc summit, also attended by dignitaries of the bloc's associate members.
Argentina's Coast Guard (PNA) will up its patrolling in the Yacyretá dam area following an incident with the Paraguayan Navy which allegedly crossed into its waters, according to a complaint filed by local authorities of the province of Corrientes, it was reported.
The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.
The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú on the three-way border with Brazil and Paraguay has superseded Buenos Aires' international Ezeiza airport as the main gateway into the country, it was reported.
A huge orchestra comprising 700 children from seven Latin American countries, plus China and South Korea, played music from the soundtrack of “The Mission” as the Iguazú Falls shared by Argentina and Brazil were officially inaugurated one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Argentine Secretary of Tourism said Enrique Meyer said that Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay are angry with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's latest project, a film focusing on a border region, shared by the three countries and thought to be a centre for smuggling and terror financing.