Argentina and Uruguay seek formula within institutional framework of Mercosur

During the last summit of the regional bloc, Uruguay made it official that it will seek "extra-zone trade agreements", following the path of flexibilization advocated by Lacalle Pou and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Argentine president, Alberto Fernández, agreed with his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Lacalle Pou, a "direct dialogue" in the face of the tensions within Mercosur, while he committed himself to "look for a formula within the institutional framework" of the organization in view of Uruguayan needs, according to sources from the Foreign Ministry, informed this Saturday.

Fernández had dinner this Friday with Lacalle Pou at the Olivos presidential residence, in the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires, together with the First Lady, Fabiola Yañez, the Argentine Foreign Minister, Felipe Solá, and the Uruguayan Foreign Minister . . .

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