Argentinian Foreign Minister calls to strengthen MERCOSUR
Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) Argentinian Foreign Minister Felipe Sola spoke today in favor of strengthening the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR, for its Spanish initials) with the full incorporation of other states, such as Bolivia.
'It is an Argentina's special wish that I suppose will be shared by the partners,' the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed when participating with his peers from Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia in the 57th Meeting of the Common Market Council (CMC) of States Parties and Associates, prior to the summit of presidents that will be held tomorrow.
One day after assuming the pro tempore presidency of the regional bloc, on behalf of his country, Sola stressed that they will bring their maximum will and good faith, taking into account the needs of the other. Among partners you have to know how to put yourself in the other's shoes, he said.
He also said that, even in recession, without knowing how much our economies will grow, 'we do our best to understand where the economy of each country is projected. What happens to a Brazilian, Uruguayan or Paraguayan must matter to an Argentinian, and so to everyone '.
During his speech via video conference, the head of Argentinian diplomacy thanked Uruguay for the work in charge of the rotating presidency of the bloc in the midst of the pandemic. A work that did not stop and overcame obstacles looking for points of agreement, he said.
On the other hand, he considered that MERCOSUR is the most important instrument in relation to the world, but also the most relevant political instrument of the last 30 years that Argentina has had outside its borders to revitalize its trade, to influence daily life of its inhabitants, generate jobs, improve their physical integration, among other aspects.
The minister indicated that the world to come is going to be very different and above all very uncertain and advocated unity as a market, either to invest and enhance it 'as we are seen from the outside; it is not only due to size but also to the purchasing power.'
This is the center of attraction for foreign negotiations, therefore strengthening our market means also strengthening foreign negotiations, the Foreign Minister reiterated.
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