MONTEVIDEO – Diplomats from Israel and Uruguay are discussing “the major challenges to peace and security in the Middle East” and other “global issues” in Montevideo, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site.
Daniel Meron, chief of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s United Nations and International Organizations Bureau, met with Ambassador Martin Vidal, director of the political affairs department at the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry.
Meron and his delegation arrived in Montevideo on Monday.
Officials discussed the situation in the Middle East and other issues, such as the UN 2030 Development Agenda, human rights and possible cooperation on initiatives of mutual interest in the sustainable development area.
Since January, Uruguay has been a non-permanent UN Security Council member.
The South American country will hold its seat for two years after a 50-year absence from the body.