MENDOZA, Argentina – Argentine President Mauricio Macri met on Friday with his counterparts from Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, and Bolivia, Evo Morales, in the Argentine city of Mendoza, where this Friday will begin the semiannual summit of the heads of state of the Southern Cone Common Market (Mercosur).
Official sources told EFE that Macri held separate meetings with Vazquez and Morales at the Hotel Intercontinental in Mendoza, scene of the summit, though which topics were discussed has not been announced.
Vazquez also plans to meet Friday with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
The presidents, including Brazil’s Michel Temer and the Paraguayan Horacio Cartes, will take part Friday in the Mercosur Summit, the first in a year and a half without any meetings of heads of state.
Presidents at the summit are expected to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, trade negotiations with the European Union, closer relations with the Pacific Alliance, and internal trade issues in the bloc founded in 1991 by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.