The chancellor Francisco Bustillo and the ambassador of USA in Uruguay, Heide Fulton, signed the Agreement for the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters between both countries, with the aim of improving fiscal transparency.
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs They specified that the agreement “strengthens the commitment of both to security and fiscal transparency for the promotion of trade and investments,” which stimulates the prevention of fraud and evasion.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Azucena Arbeleche, within the framework of the lines of progress between the administration headed by the president Luis Lacalle Pou and his American counterpart Joe Biden.
In this context, Fulton specified last week that the DEA cooperates with Uruguay in matters of security and the fight against organized crime. “By USA We are very focused on helping, supporting our Uruguayan counterpart in their efforts to counter operations of criminal networks,” said the ambassador, although she ruled out reopening a DEA office in the country for the moment.
Lacalle Pou will travel to the United States to meet with Biden
As part of this rapprochement with the US government, Lacalle Pou You plan to travel in the next few days to USA, where he is expected to hold a new meeting with Biden, within the framework of the Leaders’ Summit of the Association for the Economic Prosperity of the Americas.
There, the president is expected to raise the need for an expansion of the bilateral relationship, as well as a reduction in tariffs for exports of meat bovine and even advance in the coordination of the agenda against climate change.
It is worth remembering that both leaders had shared a meeting in June, where the president of the North American country received his Uruguayan counterpart at the White House and “praised Uruguay as a regional and global model of democratic governance,” according to what was reported from the Oval Office.