President Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, attended the event in which the Uruguayan Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, signed the document.
“With this signature, negotiations on renewable energies are successfully concluded,” Bustillo said on his Twitter account.
The instrument will reinforce the progress made to consolidate Uruguay as a supplier of green hydrogen and the establishment of a common framework that will provide fluidity for this trade, the message highlighted.
For its part, the Ministry of Industry subscribed on Twitter that the agreement implies “reaching carbon neutrality by 2050”.
It added that it is “a historic pact that will have the promotion of the green hydrogen industry as one of its pillars”.
The signing of the memorandum took place in the context of the EU-CELAC Summit, which concludes today in the Belgian capital.