China's Xi meets Uruguay president, upgrades ties

Xi Jinping, Chinese President

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# 22 November 2023 15:07 (UTC +04:00)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uruguyan counterpart Luis Lacalle Pou agreed on Wednesday to upgrade ties and develop relations "into a model of solidarity and cooperation" during a meeting in Beijing, APA reports citing Reuters.

"At present, deepening bilateral ties is increasingly becoming the consensus in our two countries," Xi said during a meeting with Lacalle Pou at the Great Hall of the People, adding: "I am pleased to announce with you... the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership."

The announcement elevates Uruguay's ties with China to an equal footing with Brazil and Argentina, two other members of the Mercosur trade bloc.