Lacalle Pou’s complaint to Javier Milei at the Mercosur summit: “All presidents should be there”

Lacalle Pou’s complaint to Javier Milei at the Mercosur summit: “All presidents should be there”
Lacalle Pou’s complaint to Javier Milei at the Mercosur summit: “All presidents should be there”

The Argentine president decided not to participate in the meeting in order to attend an event with Jair Bolsonaro, which is why the Uruguayan president stressed the importance of the bloc’s “unity.”


Luis Lacalle Pou slyly criticized Milei. Photo: Reuters

The Uruguayan president, Luis Lacalle Pousaid at the semi-annual meeting of the heads of state of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) “All the presidents should be there”and made clear his negative position Regarding the decision taken by the libertarian Javier Milei not to participate.

The Argentine president decided not to participate in the meeting and, on the contrary, meet with former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, at a meeting with far-right overtones that aims, among other things, to reposition Bolsonaro at the center of the political scene in that country.

Luis Lacalle Pou and Lula da Silva, Mercosur Summit. Photo: Reuters.

In this regard, Lacalle Pou stated: “If Mercosur is important, all the presidents should be here. I attach importance to Mercosur and if we really believe in this bloc, we should all be here.”

Referring to the issue, he stressed that in his prominent position as a ruler, he can give his opinion on these issues: “I give my opinion as a member president of Mercosur.” It should be remembered that Lacalle Pou will hold the rotating presidency of the bloc this semester.

The greeting between Javier Milei and Luis Lacalle Pou. The Uruguayan president criticized him. Photo: Reuters.

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Lacalle Pou: “We have to seek unity”

The Uruguayan president defended the union of the bloc: “We have to be people of unity. The rule is to get closer, the world sometimes takes care of pushing us away. But if we really want to stop being the fifth most protectionist region in the world, we have to unite among ourselves and seek union with other blocks.”

The 64th Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States will be attended by the leaders of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva; from Bolivia, Luis Arce; of the mentioned Lacalle Pou, of Uruguay and the president of the host country of the event, Santiago Peña, from Paraguay.

The President of Panama will also be participating as a guest. Jose Raul Mulino.

 
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