The meeting highlighted the traditional bonds of friendship that unite both parties and the good state of relations between the European Union and Uruguay, as well as the shared will to deepen relations in areas of greater mutual relevance, such as cooperation, climate change, sustainable development, human rights and trade, among others.
The EU and Uruguay share a considerable number of common principles, values and history, and a similar approach to various multilateral negotiations, such as the peaceful settlement of disputes, the development and well-being of people, the strengthening of democracy, and the respect for the Rule of Law and human rights.
In this sense, both sides actively support the bi-regional dialogue between the EU and CELAC, convinced that this is a valuable area of exchange between both two regions.
Last March in Brussels, Uruguay and the European Union held the 10th meeting of the Joint Commission between both parties. This meeting reviewed the bilateral political, economic and cooperation agenda, and served to discuss the programs and lines of work to be carried out over the next years.
The Ambasador and the Foreign Minister welcomed the progress of negotiations towards a bi-regional association agreement between the EU and Mercosur, and reiterated their political commitment to work intensively to try to conclude negotiations before the end of this year.