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Germania, Merkel: Bene interesse paesi Mercosur ad accordo libero scambio con Ue

Germania, Merkel: Bene interesse paesi Mercosur ad accordo libero scambio con Ue
fonte: ilVelino/AGV NEWS
di red/asp

Il cancelliere tedesco Angela Merkel ha accolto con favore l’interesse dei paesi dell’America Latina Mercosur a negoziare un accordo di libero scambio con l’Unione europea. “Siamo assolutamente a favore di relazioni commerciali internazionali e, per questo, siamo felici che i paesi del Mercosur si stiano muovendo in questa direzione. Dovremmo avere un accordo equo, in cui gli interessi europei, nonché gli interessi dell’America Latina siano presi ugualmente in conto. Ora è importante, prima di tutto, riprendere le trattative e stiamo lavorando”, ha detto Merkel in un podcast.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Latin American Mercosur countries’ interest in negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union on Saturday. “We are absolutely in favor of international trade relations and, that is why, we are happy that Mercosur countries are moving in this direction. We should have a fair agreement, where European interests as well as interests of Latin America would be equally taken into account. Now it is important, first of all, to resume negotiations and we are working on it,” Merkel said in a daily podcast on the chancellor’s official website. Mercosur is a sub-regional economic bloc, which unites Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela (suspended in 2016). The aim of the bloc is to promote free trade and free movement of goods, people and currency. In 1999, the European Union and Mercosur signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation, which provided a ground for trade relation between the two regional blocs. Since then there have been several attempts to negotiate a free trade agreement, but no results have been achieved yet. In October 2016, the sides launched a new round of negotiations, which will be followed by a bilateral meeting in March 2017.