US Deputy Secretary of State visits Uruguay meets with ministers
United States Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, who arrived in Uruguay on Sunday and leaves, met with foreign and economic ministers in Montevideo on Monday as part of a visit to South America that also includes Peru.
According to the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry, Minister Francisco Bastille had a private meeting with Ms. Sherman and later a State Department team met with their counterparts to discuss bilateral agenda issues, as well as an overview of regional and international affairs, such as COP 26 in Glasgow. climate summit.
Minister Bustillo underlined the common values of the two countries, democratic governance, rule of law, human rights, multilateralism, and also stressed that Uruguay is interested in closer economic and trade relations. , with better access of local products to the American market. Ms. Sherman expressed the intention of the United States to increase trade and investment through the TIFA agreement.
The agenda also included the Democracy Summit sponsored by US President Joe Biden, scheduled for December 9/10, in which President Luis Lacalle Pou was invited to participate.
Ms. Sherman also praised Uruguay’s contribution to world peace with its active participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions.
The State Department official then met with Economy Minister Azucena Arbeleche to discuss how to recover from the Covid 19 pandemic and consider creating well-paying jobs.
Tuesday, Mrs. Sherman and the delegation leave for Peru.