The white representative noted that “national parsimony is beginning to show itself against the start of negotiations for an FTA with China.”
In Da Silva’s statement of reasons, he gave as an example the “commonplaces, arguments as bombastic as they are counterfactual of what a treaty of this magnitude would be.”
He remarked that today «the world is turning towards food-producing countries only because one of the leading regions in this production is under a hail of missiles and the black earth fields are mined. That is why the Europeans took the mothballs out of the eventual agreement with Mercosur».
China looks differently and they are “merchants”
Later, he noted that the Asian nation “does not have this look. They are merchants. Uruguay has almost everything to gain from China and very little to lose.
The senator defined as “almost a perfect scenario where we can build a bridge of progress to the Chilean. An FTA, in addition to lowering tariffs, allows access to the market. Here we have celebrated the opening of forage barley that allowed a minimal revolution in winter crops, the opening of sorghum will be a maxi revolution in soil rotation and agricultural expansion».
In Argentina they also look different
The Foreign Minister of the Argentine Republic, Santiago Cafiero, criticized the progress of the negotiations between Uruguay and China to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
He argued that it must be analyzed and approved by the member countries of Mercosur. In an interview granted to Medios Andinos de Mendoza, the Argentine Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship spoke of the negotiations that Uruguay has with the Asian giant. “Any type of treaty with these characteristics, according to the historical construction of Mercosur, which is the Treaty of Asunción, must have the consensus of all the parties,” he remarked.