Argentina–Uruguay relations

Argentina-Uruguay relations are foreign relations between Argentina and Uruguay. Both countries were part of the Spanish Empire.

* 1 History
* 2 Today
* 3 See also
* 4 External links

[edit] History

Both countries established diplomatic relations on July 20, 1811. Uruguay gained its independance after the Argentina–Brazil War, with the help of Argentina. During the Uruguayan Civil War, Argentina supported the National Party. Both countries were allied during the War of the Triple Alliance.

Since the end of the 19th century, both countries have share a similar European immigration. They both have very close economics, cultural and political ties with each other. Between the 1960’s and the 1990s, there was a very important Uruguayan immigration to Argentina. Today, there are around 120,000 people of Uruguayan descent living in Argentina.

In 2006, Both countries had diplomatic tensions for the first time in a long time councerning the a Pulp mill.

[edit] Today

Argentina has an embassy in Montevideo, 2 general consulates (in Córdoba and Rosario), 3 consulates (in Colón, Concordia and Gualeguaychú), 2 honorary consulates (in Mendoza and Neuquén). Uruguay has an embassy in Buenos Aires and 4 consulates (in Colonia del Sacramento, Fray Bentos, Paysandú and Salto).

Both countries were founding members of the Mercosur. Both countries are full members of the Group of 77, of the Rio Group, of the Latin American Integration Association, of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, of the Organization of American States, of the Organization of Ibero-American States and of the Union of South American Nations.

[edit] See also

* Foreign relations of Argentina
* Foreign relations of Uruguay
* Immigration to Argentina

[edit] External links

* Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relations: list of bilateral treaties with Uruguay until 1993 (in Spanish only)
* Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relations: list of bilateral treaties with Uruguay from 1994 (in Spanish only)
* Argentina embassy in Montevideo (in Spanish only)
* Uruguayan embassy in Buenos Aires (in Spanish only)

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