December 20, 2014
Uruguay will 'formally' respond to Argentina's Botnia claims
Following Argentina’s decision to take its claims to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague again over the UPM-Kymmene pulp mill environmental dispute, the administration of José “Pepe” Mujica confirmed it will be responding to its neighbour’s position in a “note,” Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro confirmed today.
Other Uruguayan officials to come publicly and respond to Argentina's announcement that it would be renewing its claims against plans to increase the plant's production at The Hague, was the Minister of Housing, Territorial Legislation and Environment Francisco Beltrame who considered the pulp mill - formerly known as Botnia -, was of “top technology.”
“There must be surely no other plant as monitored as this one,” Beltrame said.
In the meantime, presidents of Argentina and Uruguay Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and José “Pepe” Mujica will be happening to meet at the G-77 plus China summit to be held in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra this weekend.