Mr. Ian Duddy has been appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Chile in succession to Mr Jamie Bowden. Mr Duddy’s priorities will be focused on UK-Chile co-operation in response to the Coronavirus crisis, including efforts for a clean, resilient global economic recovery and promoting meaningful action to tackle climate change in the lead-up to the COP26 UN climate conference hosted in Glasgow in November 2021 by the UK in partnership with Italy.
The Falkland Islands government had made donations to Uruguayan and Chilean Covid-19 charitable organizations that support Covid victims in the two countries. The decision was agreed this week by the Standing Financial Committee and involved 5,000 pounds to each of the organizations in the two South American neighbors.
Payments startup Ebanx, one of Brazil’s latest fintech to achieve “unicorn” status, has expanded its operations to Uruguay, announced. Founded in 2012, Ebanx focuses mainly on processing local payments from clients of global websites like Alibaba Group Holdings’ AliExpress retail service, home-sharing site Airbnb, and music-streaming service Spotify Technology.
The government of President Alberto Fernandez thanked Uruguay for supporting Argentina's sovereignty Malvinas Islands' claim during the latest Mercosur summit but also asked for information on flights to the Islands that land in Carrasco airport.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Investments Committee has decided to support Uruguay's incorporation as full member of that committee. The decision follows a review by the Committee of Uruguayan investment policies.
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Ernesto Talvi, presented his definitive resignation on Wednesday, according to what he wrote on his Twitter account. In a letter addressed to President Luis Lacalle Pou that he published on the social network, Talvi explained that his intention was to remain in the Foreign Ministry until the end of the year, during the “pro tempore” presidency of Uruguay in Mercosur that the country assumes this week.
The European Union agreed on Tuesday to reopen its borders to 14 countries excluding the virus-stricken US, as the pandemic accelerated globally with more than 505,000 deaths worldwide. Of Latin America the only country included in the list is Uruguay.
According to diplomatic sources, EU Committee of Permanent Representatives yesterday approved a draft list of 18 countries, to whom the European Union’s borders will start re-opening on July 1.
Uruguay raised US$ 2 billion from a dual-currency debt deal on Wednesday, issuing UYU47.1 billion (US$ 1.12 billion) in new inflation-linked, 20-year notes and adding US$ 400 million to its 4.375% 2031 bonds, plus a rescheduling of US$ 500 million in 2027, 2028 and 2030 Indexed Units.
A Korean flagged trawler on Tuesday noon was towed away from Montevideo port docks to the bay after it caught fire fearing explosion threats from fuel and ammonia cylinders tanks.