Argentina defends MERCOSUR and calls for integration
Buenos Aires, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Sola described on Wednesday the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) as the most important external political project of the last 30 years noting that governments pass, but that block remains.
By intervening virtually in the 56th Ordinary Meeting of the Common Market Council (CMC) of MERCOSUR, the Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted the prestige that such alliance has at a global level and made a call for unity, underscoring that 'in what we have to argue with the world, let's do it as united as possible.' Thus, we will be much stronger and more respected by a world that is having a tendency to close, Sola affirmed in front of his peers, Antonio Rivas Palacios from Paraguay; Ernesto Araujo representing Brazil, and Ernesto Talvi from Uruguay.
During his speech at the videoconference, Sola thanked the Pro-Tempore Presidency of Paraguay for the effort made in coordinating the meetings and forums despite the extraordinary context of the pandemic.
Regarding the Covid-19 pandemic that strongly hits several countries in the region, the FM emphasized that they feel it as a tragedy, but it has united us, he said.
'Integrating does not mean thinking the same thing, but looking for agreements. It doesn't mean seeing the world the same way. We have different ideas and stories. Integration is step by step, project by project with each of our countries, talking about each of the points to move forward. Talk to move forward. Integration is the will to integrate and go out into the world as one,' he said.
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