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Undersecretary Valdivia in Mercosur: "Today, more than ever, cooperation and political dialogue play a central role in building consensus"

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Undersecretary of Foreign Relations, Carolina Valdivia, participated today in the 57th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the Common Market of Mercosur where she highlighted the importance of dialogue to advance towards the well-being and development of the countries, with special emphasis on the multidimensional effects of the pandemic.

"Today more than ever, cooperation and political dialogue between our countries plays a central role in building consensus to jointly mitigate the effects, and be able to move towards economic reactivation," said the Undersecretary.

In this sense, she emphasized the value of regionalism in multilateral processes and synergies to boost economies and provide timely responses to the challenges that must be faced. "Prioritizing the reactivation of our economies and deepening intraregional trade in goods and services appears, then, as a central issue on the agenda of our governments," she assured.

Regarding the importance of connectivity between the countries, the Undersecretary highlighted the need to advance in the Bioceanic Corridor project "Puerto Murtinho-Puertos del Norte de Chile", which will allow regional integration so that products and exports reach the markets Asians expeditiously.

Finally, she highlighted the set of initiatives that Mercosur has managed to install on its agenda, where gender and human rights issues stand out and she congratulated the work carried out by the Uruguayan Pro Tempore Presidency and wished Argentina success as the new Pro Tempore Presidency of the mechanism.