Brazil and Uruguay say they are “very much in agreement” on Mercosur modernization

The modernization would include a reduction in the common external tariff.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The foreign ministers of Uruguay, Francisco Bustillo, and Brazil, Carlos França, said Tuesday they are "very much in agreement" to move forward with the process of "modernization" of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), already under discussion, which would include a reduction in the common external tariff.

The ministers made this announcement to the press after holding a working session that lasted nearly four hours as part of França's official visit to the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry.

The meeting, during which the two foreign ministers discussed the bilateral and regional agenda, was described by Fran . . .

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