Uruguay and Brazil presidents have met over the weekend on the ongoing United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah), and trade talks between the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) trading bloc and the European Union (EU), a Uruguayan official said Monday.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff met Sunday in Brazil\’s capital Brasilia, Uruguay\’s Assistant Presidential Secretary Diego Canepa said, adding that it was \”a very good meeting and there was broad understanding between the two parties on all issues.\”
The Haiti mission was under discussion as Mujica has said recently that he planned to order the return of nearly 1,000 Uruguayan troops currently in Haiti as part of the UN blue helmet peacekeeping forces, due to lack of progress being made in Haiti\’s democratic process.
\”Minustah is there to establish peace and guarantees for the reconstruction of Haiti,\” said Canepa. \”It\’s not there permanently to assure any other process than that of democratization.\” via – Xinhua | English.news.cn