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Uruguay and Argentina

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications for the policy of recent tensions between Uruguay and Argentina over a planned mill on the border. (113079)

The tensions between Argentina and Uruguay have not affected UK relations with either country. The UK view is that the construction of a cellulose plant at Fray Bentos in Uruguay should be treated on its merits. Accordingly, the UK voted in favour when the project was discussed by the International Finance Corporation on 21 November.