BEIJING – Uruguay wants to continue deepening its diplomatic ties with China by signing new agreements, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin said on Tuesday.
Nin is on an official trip to Beijing to participate in events marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations.
“China has become Uruguay’s largest export market of goods and over many years we have managed to build a strategic relationship that has been fundamental to the development of trade,” Nin said at a press conference at the Uruguayan Embassy in Beijing.
Nin, who is on his fourth visit to China, pointed to new agreements signed with China that represent further progress in their bilateral relations.
Ni, who will meet with Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan Wednesday, also said that during the meeting a new memorandum of understanding would be signed to create a task force to boost trade in services between the two countries.
“Uruguay will be increasingly present in China and that will be beneficial for both parties,” he added.
On Sunday, Nin met with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to sign an agreement to incorporate Uruguay into the New Silk Road Initiative, China’s ambitious global investment plan.
Nin also participated in the inauguration Tuesday of the official residence of Uruguay within the embassy complex in Beijing.
Nin was due to participate in different events aimed at attracting investors, inaugurate a new consulate in Guangzhou as part of deepening diplomatic ties and close the Uruguayan film festival at the Instituto Cervantes in Beijing.