On October 21, Madam Cao Saixian, Director General of Shenzhen Foreign Affairs Office met with H.E. Mr. Álvaro Delgado, Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay and his delegation.
Director General Cao Saixian warmly welcomed Secretary Delgado and introduced the economic and social development in Shenzhen. She said that Shenzhen's tech giants such as Huawei and BYD actively participate in Uruguay's local infrastructure construction, promoting Uruguay's digital and low-carbon transformation and upgrading. Shenzhen and Uruguay have broad cooperation potentials in fields such as new energy vehicles, smart city, digital economy and marine industry. She hopes that both sides can jointly promote friendly and practical cooperation in various fields.
Secretary Delgado said that attending the third Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation gave him the opportunity to visit China for the first time. Uruguay is the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to support and participate in the "Belt and Road" initiative. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Uruguay. He hopes to take this opportunity to work together with the Chinese counterpart to further discuss the potential free trade agreement and achieve connectivity in the economic field. Besides, Uruguay hopes to focus on strengthening exchanges and cooperation with Shenzhen in 5G telecommunications, new energy vehicles, M.I.C.E. and other aspects within the framework of the "Belt and Road" initiative and other cooperation mechanisms.
Ambassador of Uruguay to China Fernando Lugris and Acting Consul General of Uruguay to Guangzhou Facundo Simón Fernández Guerra attended the meeting.