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Brazil's Bolsonaro discusses Mercosur flexibilization with Uruguay: Valor Econômico

"We talked about the possibility of making their business with other countries more flexible for each country," said Brazil's President

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  • President Lacalle Pou said that he would return to his country “very happy” to see that there is a confluence of ideas;
  • Brazil’s Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, talked about dredging the Mirim Lagoon, in Rio Grande do Sul, to make a “Mercosul waterway”,

On Wednesday, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro received Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou to discuss flexibilities for agreements involving Mercosur countries, reported Valor Econômico.

“We talked about the possibility of making their business with other countries more flexible for each country; we talked a bit about energy and infrastructure too,” reported Bolsonaro.

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According to Valor Econômico, Brazil’s Minister of Infrastructure, Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas, cited two priorities: dredging the Mirim Lagoon, in the Rio Grande do Sul, to make a “Mercosul waterway” viable and the construction of the second Jaguarão bridge in Brazil’s border with Uruguay.

Brazil’s Chancellor Ernesto Araújo pointed out that on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Mercosur, it would be an opportunity to revitalize the bloc and take common guidelines for border integration, noted Valor.

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On his behalf, President Lacalle Pou said that he would return to his country “very happy” to see that there is a confluence of ideas.

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