South Africa and Uruguay share numerous strategic priorities
1 June 2022
Ambassador Jose Luis Rivas of Uruguay hosted a reception for the Inaugural South African – Uruguay Political Consultation Mechanism. Pictured (l-r) Jose Luis Rivas, Ambassador of Uruguay to SA, Carolina Ache Batlle, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay and Ambassador Mzolisa Bona of Dirco (photo:TDS)
The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Mr Alvin Botes, and his counterpart, Ms Carolina Ache Batlle, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, co-chaired the inaugural South African – Uruguay Political Consultations on 31 May 2022, in Pretoria. South Africa took note of the impressive achievement of Uruguay in energy security in the last 10 years with 97% of the country’s electricity coming from renewable energy. The Parties agreed to facilitate investment and technical cooperation in renewable energy and the exchange of knowledge and best practices.