Jose Mujica, president-elect of Uruguay meets Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
Jose Mujica, president-elect of Uruguay, met at the summit of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), with the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, to “revive the relationship between the two nations.”
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez voiced willingness to enhance energy and trade cooperation with Uruguay under the future government of president-elect and former guerrilla member José “Pepe” Mujica.
The Venezuelan leader gave the news to the media on leaving the Mercosur summit, ended on Tuesday in Montevideo, during a walk across the central Independence square in the Uruguayan capital city.
Chávez said that the victory of the ex member of the Tupamaro guerrillas in the second round of the Uruguayan election last November 29th, made him “happy.”
Venezuela’s adhesion resolution has been pending since 2005, but Chavez said his country would continue working hard for its integration either as full member of Mercosur or as associate member.