Uruguay calls on U.S. to focus more on MERCOSUR because “the only one” doing so is China

In early March local media reported that the Uruguayan government considers China to be its "first priority market" and is developing a strategy to increase exports and attract investment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo called on the United States to focus its attention on MERCOSUR because the only one now doing this is China, which is "constantly knocking on the doors" of the South American bloc.

"The United States must listen to us because the only one focusing its attention on us is China, which is constantly knocking on our doors because MERCOSUR is a very rich region. It is therefore essential that the US should recognize that there is a bloc still supporting the West, but they should be concerned and draw closer to our . . .

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