|(From left) Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Ariel Bergamino, President of the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyễn Phương Nga, Ambassador of Uruguay Rosario Portell and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Việt Nam Nguyễn Quốc Dũng seen at the celebration held on August 28 in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of the embassy|
HÀ NỘI — The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is celebrating 194 years of independence, recalling August 25, 1925, when our representatives met to decide the future of the nation in a show of self-determination and courage.
The essential values that have distinguished and characterised our people in their way of thinking and acting are still present today and we can proudly say that Uruguay is a pioneer in matters of interest to the entire international community despite its geographical location and its population of barely 3.5 million inhabitants.
The world has changed a lot since 1825 and Uruguay has been accompanying those changes. That is why today, the international agenda of our country includes the defence of the values that ensure the future of all. In the twenty-first century we should speak openly about transnational issues such as the defence of the environment, the rights of citizens and migrants,
In addition, entering the second decade of this century of discovery, Uruguay stands out for maintaining a balance between environmental protection and production applying modern technologies to the country's growth.
Uruguay has traditionally excelled in livestock production, in dairy and, as everyone knows, in football
There are already around 700 technology companies in Uruguay and many of them export software to 52 different markets. That makes Uruguay the leading exporter of software per capita in South America and the third in the world. In addition, it is the number one banking software exporter in Latin America.
Another issue to note is that as with
Under the Uruguay Natural Seal, the country develops without forgetting that nature and well-being of citizens are its main treasures to protect. As examples of this, we highlight that 95
In addition, Uruguay is the number one country in connectivity in Latin America and has been implementing the
The quality of the food produced by our country is another highlight. Uruguay produces food for about 30 million people and expects to produce for about 50 million
This year we celebrate once again the strengthening of our ties with