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President of Uruguay arrives in China on official visit

Beijing, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, arrived in China on an official visit, which includes conversations with senior authorities and business exchanges.

As part of his agenda, the president will hold talks with the president of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Ren Hongbin, visit the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City and give a conference at Tsinghua University.

The President of Uruguay will participate on Wednesday in a seminar on investment opportunities before he meets with President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, where the signing of trade agreements between both countries is also planned.

Thursday’s agenda includes an audience with the president of the National People’s Congress, Zhao Leji.

Lacalle Pou arrived at the head of a delegation that included representatives of various chambers of commerce and with the interest of agricultural producers in obtaining greater space in the Chinese market.

The Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries, Fernando Mattos, ruled out the signing of a Free Trade Agreement but said that they will seek to sign a new one that includes fresh issues, such as the modification of the export protocol for sheep and beef.

China is the largest buyer of Uruguayan meat, although imports have been lower in recent months.


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