May 21, 2013
'A strong alliance is the key to success for all,' Uruguay's Mujica
A positive emphasis on being neighbourly, keenly came through during the press conference given by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and President of Uruguay, José Mujica on Tuesday at the Government House.
Mujica underlined that “a strong alliance is the key to success for all, enabling all of us to win,” as the pair met to sign bilateral agreements.
Fernández de Kirchner added that “being partners means winning, winning on both parts.”
The presidential pair were meeting for talks at the Government House, to “strengthen bilateral relations and increasing a mutual collaboration between both nations.”
Mujica mentioned that the people of Uruguay “should not feel like strangers in Argentina,” and emphasized that now is the time to “strengthen our alliance,” underlining that “for too many decades have we been living with our backs to one another, concentrating on Europe and things that are far away from us.”Following meetings, the Argentine and Uruguayan presidential pair moved on to the Women’s Hall to sign energy and navigability agreements, and signing an agreement to dredge the Uruguay and La Plata rivers, amongst others.
Later, during the lunch hosted by the Bicentenary Museum, in the basement of the Government House, the Argentine head of State further affirmed the friendly relationship between Argentina and Uruguay. “I’d like to state that you, Pepe (Mujica), your presence here shows the reconstruction of the friendship between our nations,” said Fernández de Kirchner.
She furthered that “we have the necessity to reconstruct and strengthen our friendship, the alliance between our countries and governments.”
Finally, the Argentine President informed of a new railway line project between the nations, stating “in a few days we will conduct a very important ceremony between Argentina and Uruguay which will put the new railway project in place, which marks a historic moment for both countries.”
The president of Uruguay arrived this morning to Jorge Newbery Metropolitan airport, accompanied by his Foreign Minister Luis Almagro and other members of cabinet.
The group were received by Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman and the ambassador to Uruguay in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Pomi Barriola.