Brazilian Defense Minister in Uruguay for Cooperation

By Dialogo
February 16, 2011

Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim arrived in Montevideo to meet with his Uruguayan counterpart, Luis Rosadilla, and President José Mujica, for the purpose of discussing issues related to cooperation and to UN peace-keeping missions, the ministry announced.

Rosadilla receivedJobim as part of the cooperation protocols between the two countries, as well as in order to exchange experiences with regard to UN peace-keeping missions.

Rosadilla returned this weekend from Haiti, where he visited local authorities and the more than 1,200 Uruguayan soldiers deployed there on peace-keeping duties as part of the UN Stabilization Mission (MINUSTAH).

On 14 February, together with Foreign Minister Luis Almagro, Uruguay proposed at the UN that there be a medium- and long-term review of the Uruguayan military personnel assigned to peace-keeping missions, especially in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where their presence is greatest.

The Brazilian minister, who also met with President Mujica, arrived in the country from Argentina, where the two countries foresee the reaffirmation of their “strategic relationship” and their commitment to Haiti through MINUSTAH.