Mujica denied that there was Argentine support to the words of Sarkozy
Uruguay, November 7, 2011
Faced with opposition charges, Uruguayan President Jose Mujica flatly denied that Argentina has been in favor of the French president’s sayings on Uruguay being a “tax haven”.
During the meeting of G-20, the head of state of France stated that the South American country is a “tax haven” and that, therefore, they would have “their minutes counted”, which caused a stir in the neighboring nation.
Uruguayan opposition, meanwhile, accused “the government of President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez to be the sneaky, anonymous developer of this accusation against our country.”
However, the Mujica management denied that that was real and alleged an attempt to break the good relations with Argentina and Brazil.
Uruguay’s President expressed his “full conviction” that Cristina Kirchner had “nothing to do with” Sarkozy’s statements.
Meanwhile, his wife, Sen. Lucia Topolansky, said there will be a meeting with Argentine and Brazilian officials to discuss the matter. “It’s important to talk with to see how we solve this issue,” she said.