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Public Papers - 1991

Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Popadiuk on President Bush's Meeting With President Luis Alberto Lacalle of Uruguay


President Bush met today with Uruguay's President Luis Alberto Lacalle, who is on a private visit to Washington following his state visit to Canada. The President thanked President Lacalle for Uruguay's strong support for the U.S. and the international coalition in Desert Storm.

The two Presidents reviewed the status of the Enterprise for the Americas legislation and its relation to the Southern Cone Common Market, noting that the two are mutually supportive. They agreed that economic integration efforts in the hemisphere enjoy the strong support of both their countries.

They also discussed the status of Fast Track extension. President Lacalle expressed his strong support for Fast Track extension and for a successful conclusion of the Uruguay round of trade talks. They also discussed the upcoming United Nations Conference on the Environment, scheduled to be held in Brazil in 1992, stressing their hopes for a successful conference.

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