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A call for closer ties between the European Union and Latin American Nations

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Addressing the 22nd Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, Spain, President Barroso said: “No other part of the world is closer to Europe than the American continent. We are natural allies and have developed a growing relationship of interdependence.”

He also emphasised the great potential of deeper cooperation for economic growth and international trade flows: “Closer ties between the EU - the world's largest market in terms of value- and some of the rapidly expanding economies located in Latin America, will benefit both regions.”

Read the whole speech (in Spanish)