On the same date President Buzek will be meeting members of the Bureau of Parlasur - (the Parliament of Mercosur).
On Monday 19 December, President Buzek will meet the President of Uruguay José Mujica. EP President Buzek will also hold meetings with the leaders of the two Chambers of the Parliament of Uruguay.
On 21 December, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, President Buzek will hold an exchange of views at the Argentine's Council for International Relations.
On 22 December, EP President Buzek will hold meetings with the leadership of the Argentinean Parliament - President Buzek will meet with both Argentina's Vice President and Speaker of the Senate Amado Boudou and Julián Domínguez - President of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies.
Speaking ahead of the visit, President Buzek said:
"EU-Mercosur are natural partners. The Mercosur countries share with Europe very strong cultural ties and a history of exchanges. The EU remains strongly committed to strengthening our partnership. There is a huge economic potential of regional integration which is to our mutual benefit."
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