Uruguay keen to expand cooperation

ABU DHABI — Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez expressed here yesterday his country's keenness to broaden the scope of economic cooperation with the UAE.

By (Wam)

Published: Tue 1 May 2007, 8:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:19 AM

"We look forward to widening the scope of cooperation with the UAE, particularly in the areas of trade, technology and culture," said President Vazquez during a news conference.

The Uruguayan President arrived earlier in the day as part of a tour in the region.

Although the UAE and Uruguay are geographically apart, he said, they have many things in common.

"The UAE has enormous oil and gas resources. Similarly, Uruguay has lots of natural resources, notably agricultural, animal and water resources. These resources could be exploited through economic cooperation to the best interest of the two peoples," he told reporters.

He said his country would explore the possibility of importing gas from the UAE, adding that Uruguay could serve as a gateway to the UAE's gas products to the Latin American countries, particularly to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur).

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