European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani is currently together with 25 European business leaders visiting Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
Tomorrow in Montevideo, Tajani will represent the European Commission, on behalf of President Jose Manuel Barroso, for the annual Summit of the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil).
Tajani will also sign important agreements in areas of industrial cooperation, SMEs, raw materials, standardization and tourism during his stay in Uruguay.
On 16 December VP Tajani met the president of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. During this visit Mr Tajani signed three important agreements to enhance cooperation in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises, promote technology clusters and promote exchanges of young professionals between the two sides of the Atlantic. The issue of tourism, a sector with great potential for mutual development, raised also particular interest.
During his visit to Argentina on December 17, Vice President Tajani discussed with President Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner, the Minister of Industry Debora Giorgi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, Héctor Marcos Timerman measures to strengthen political and economic relations between the EU and Argentina, focusing in strategic sectors such as industrial innovation, raw materials, standards and integration of markets, SMEs, space and tourism.
Minister Giorgi and VP Tajani signed agreements on small and medium enterprises, industrial cooperation and raw materials.