China-Uruguay Joint Statement on Establishing a Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Tabaré Vazquez, the President of Uruguay paid a state visit to China from 12 to 20 October 2016. During the course of his stay, President Vazquez expressed Uruguay’s support for the Belt and Road Initiative and indicated a willingness to co-operate in related areas. Both sides agreed to jointly encourage the exploration of co-operative possibilities in the areas of industrial investment, shipping and port infrastructure construction, and logistics. Both sides also committed to maximise the potential of Uruguay’s geographic location as a logistics hub in the southern Atlantic to in order to advance the linking of Chinese and Uruguayan industrial chains and to promote trade in goods and services.

Please click here for the Joint Statement in Chinese.