Argentina officially joins CONMEBOL
BUENOS AIRES, APRIL 7 (IANS) Argentina will formally join the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) to “promote its institutional revitalization and build an increasingly integrated region,” said Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero here.
Cafiero described the return as crucial for Argentina, as it would support an increasingly integrated region “with increased intra-regional trade and higher levels of cooperation for development,” reports Xinhua news agency.
President Alberto Fernandez announced on March 21 his decision to join the regional bloc during a meeting in Buenos Aires with members of the Puebla Cluster and the Latin American Council for Justice and Democracy.
At the end of the meeting, the president said that “in Latin America, we are all in the same boat… That is why we must revitalize the Union of South American Nations as soon as possible.”
Argentina left the bloc in 2019.
After Uruguay withdrew from the organization in 2020, only Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia and Venezuela remained in the union.