President Luis Lacalle Pou was invited by his pair of Brazil, Lula da Silvato participate in the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) that the neighboring country will host in 2024, reported the foreign minister Francisco Bustillo yesterday during the press conference for the “road map” for binational infrastructure works.
“We reiterate our common interest in intensifying the dialogue on the central challenges of the international agenda. In this sense, the Brazilian government invited the Uruguayan government to participate in the G20 summit that will take place in Brazil in 2024,” both countries said in a joint statement published after the meeting between Bustillo and his Brazilian counterpart Mauro Vieira in Itamaratyheadquarters of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry.
It is “a recognition of the government, but it also transcends and is for the whole country,” said Bustillo, noting that the invitation “speaks clearly about what Uruguay means in the region and in the world“. “Beyond the dimensions, Uruguay has an image of a serious country, a country that meets its commitments and a country that is in permanent evolution,” he added.
“Uruguay is a beacon in the region when it comes to democracy, freedom and when it comes to economic development. It is something that is valued,” he asserted.
Uruguay and Brazil agreed, on Tuesday, several significant infrastructure works such as the binational categorization of the airport in Riverathe waterway over the Laguna Merín and the bridge over the Yaguarón riverwhich had already been announced by the two presidents on the trip that Lula da Silva made to Uruguay, the second country he visited after taking office for the third time on January 1st.