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Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Argentina

Uruguay and Argentina established diplomatic relations on July 20, 1811. Uruguay gained its independence after the Cisplatine War, with Argentine aid. During the Uruguayan Civil War, Argentina supported the National Party. The countries were allied during the Paraguayan War.

Since the end of the 19th century, both countries have shared a similar pattern of European immigration. They have very close economic, cultural and political ties with each other. Between the 1960s and the 1990s there was much Uruguayan immigration to Argentina. Today, there are around 120,000 people of Uruguayan descent living in Argentina.

In 2006 the countries had their first diplomatic tensions over the Pulp mill dispute, which was resolved in 2010.

 Brazil See Brazil–Uruguay relations

  • Brazil and Uruguay are neighboring countries that share close historical, cultural and geographical ties. The singularity of the bilateral relationship between the two countries originates from the strong historical connection – marked by important events, such as the establishment of the Colônia do Sacramento in 1680, the annexation by Brazil and the subsequent creation of the Província Cisplatina in 1815, and Uruguay’s independence from Brazil in 1828.[1]
  • The signing of the Treaty of Asunción in 1991 initiated a period of closer political, economical and diplomatic ties.
  • Embassy of Brazil in Montevideo Official website
  • Embassy of Uruguay in Brasília Official website
 Chile See Chile–Uruguay relations
 Mexico 1831-02-22

Both countries established diplomatic relations on February 22, 1831.

  • Mexico has an embassy in Montevideo.[2]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate in Monterrey.[3]
  • Both countries are full members of the Rio Group, Latin Union, Latin American Integration Association,Organization of American States and of the Organization of Ibero-American States.
  • On July 15, 2004, both nations signed a Free Trade Agreement with each other.[4]
 Paraguay See Paraguay–Uruguay relationsBoth countries established diplomatic relations on April 6, 1845. Paraguay has an embassy in Montevideo.[5]Uruguay has an embassy in Asunción.[6]During the Paraguayan War, even if Uruguay was the smallest member of the coalition which Paraguay had to face, soldiers of both countries fought each other during three major battles: Battle of Jataí, Battle of Tuyutí andBattle of Curupaity.Both countries were founding members of the Mercosur. Both countries are full members of the Rio Group, of the Latin Union, of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, of the Organization of American States, of the Organization of Ibero-American States and of the Union of South American Nations.
 Peru See Peru–Uruguay relationsBoth countries established diplomatic relations in 1912, but various agreements were informally passed during the second half of the 19th century. Peru has an embassy in Montevideo.[7][8] Uruguay has an embassy in Limaand an honorary consulate in Arequipa.Both countries are full members of the Rio Group, of the Latin Union, of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, of the Organization of American States, of the Organization of Ibero-American States and of theUnion of South American Nations.

Europe

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Czech Republic See Czech Republic–Uruguay relations

  • The Czech Republic has an embassy in Montevideo and an honorary consulate in Maldonado.[9]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Prague.
 Denmark
  • Uruguay is represented in Denmark through an embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.[10]
  • Uruguay has one general consulate in Copenhagen, Denmark.[10]
 Finland 1935-03-21
  • Uruguay recognised the independence of Finland on August 18, 1919.
  • Finland is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and honorary consulate general in Montevideo.[11]
  • Uruguay is represented in Finland through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, and honorary consulate general in Helsinki.
  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland about relations with Uruguay
 France 1825 See France–Uruguay relations

  • France has an embassy in Montevideo.[12]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Paris and 3 honorary consulates (in Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulouse).
  • Both countries are full members of the Latin Union.
  • French Ministry of Foreign Affairs about relations with Uruguay
 Germany 1850 See Germany–Uruguay relations
Germany has an embassy in Montevideo. Uruguay has an embassy in Berlin, a general consulate in Hamburgand six honorary consulates (in Bremen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Potsdam and Stuttgart). Germany is Uruguay’s principal trading partner in the European Union.[13]
 Ireland
  • Approximately 120,000 Uruguayans have Irish ancestors.
  • Uruguay is represented in Ireland through its embassy in London, United Kingdom.
  • Ireland is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 Italy 1861 See Italy–Uruguay relations

  • Italy has an embassy in Montevideo and 4 honorary consulates (in Colonia, Maldonado, Melo andPaysandú).[14]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Rome, a general consulate in Milan and 4 honorary consulates (in Bologna,Genoa, Livorno and Venice).
  • Both countries are full members of the Latin Union.
  • There are around 1,500,000 people of Italian descent living in Uruguay.
 Russia See Russia–Uruguay relationsRussia has an embassy in Montevideo and Uruguay has an embassy in Moscow.[15] Russia is looking for cooperation with Uruguay in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian ambassador to Latin America said: “Our countries could maintain cooperation in the sphere of nuclear energy although Uruguay’s legislation bans the use of nuclear energy”. The diplomat said Uruguayan officials had shown interest in a floating nuclear power plant, when the project’s presentation took place at the Russian Embassy recently. The first floating plant will have capacity of 70 MW of electricity, and about 300 MW of thermal power. The cost of the first plant is estimated at US$400 million, but could later be reduced to $240 million. This year marks the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Uruguay.
 Spain See Spain–Uruguay relations

  • Spain has an embassy in Montevideo.[16]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Madrid and four consulates general (in Barcelona, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,Santiago de Compostela and Valencia) and seven honorary consulates (in Bilbao, Palma de Majorca,Pamplona, Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seville and Vigo).[17]
  • Both countries are full members of the Latin Union, of the Association of Spanish Language Academies, and of the Organization of Ibero-American States.
  • Spanish Ministry of Foreign about relations with Uruguay (in Spanish only)
 Sweden See Sweden–Uruguay relations

  • Uruguay has an embassy in Stockholm
  • Sweden is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and honorary consulate general in Montevideo.
  Switzerland 1828 See Switzerland–Uruguay relationsBoth countries share a long history of mutual economic relations, and they established diplomatic relations in 1828.[18] In the twentieth century, Uruguay has looked to Switzerland as a model for government, historical and cultural ties go back to at least the nineteenth century.[19] There are 956 people with Swiss passports residing in Uruguay in 2009. Uruguay was described as the “Switzerland of the Americas” in a 1951 New York Times article for its popularity as a haven for capital fleeing Europe at the time and its adoption of Swiss-inspired banking laws. Thomas J. Knight also wrote that “Uruguay has for most of its history been the ‘Switzerland’ of South America.”[20]
 Ukraine See Foreign relations of Ukraine

  • Ukraine is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina).[21]
  • Uruguay is represented in Ukraine through its embassy in Moscow (Russia) and through an honorary consulate in Kiev.
  • There are around 10,000 people of Ukrainian descent living in Uruguay.
 United Kingdom 1825 See United Kingdom – Uruguay relations

  • The United Kingdom has an embassy in Montevideo.[22]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in London.
  • British Foreign and Commonwealth Office about the relation with Uruguay

Asia

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia 1992 See Armenia–Uruguay relations

  • Armenia is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and an honorary consulate in Montevideo.[23]
  • Uruguay is represented in Armenia through its embassy in Moscow (Russia) and through a consulate inYerevan.[24]
  • There are around 19,000 people of Armenian descent living in Uruguay. Uruguay was the first country torecognize the Armenian Genocide on April 20, 1965.
 Israel See Israel–Uruguay relations

  • Israel has an embassy in Montevideo.[25]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Tel Aviv and two honorary consulates in Ashdod and Haifa.
  • Uruguay was one of the first nations to recognize Israel as independent.[26]
  • There are more than 30,000 Jews living in Uruguay, representing about 1% of the Uruguayan total population(See Jews in Uruguay).
 Japan 1921-09 See Japan–Uruguay relations

  • Japan has an embassy in Montevideo.[27]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Tokyo.
  • There are a few hundred people of Japanese descent living in Uruguay. (See also Japanese Uruguayan)
  • Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs about relations with Uruguay
 Lebanon 1945 See Lebanon–Uruguay relationsLebanon has an embassy in Montevideo and Uruguay has an embassy in Beirut [1].
 People’s Republic of China 1988 See China–Uruguay relations
 South Korea 1964-10-07 See South Korea–Uruguay relations

  • On September 2008, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez visited South Korea.
  • South Korea has an embassy in Montevideo.[28]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Seoul.
  • See also Koreans in Uruguay
  • South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade about relations with Uruguay

Rest of world

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Australia See Australia–Uruguay relations

  • Australia is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and an honorary consulate in Montevideo.
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Canberra and a general consulate in Sydney.
  • Australia and Uruguay share an interest in the Antarctic waters and the fisheries therein. Both countries are full members of the Cairns Group and of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. A number of incidents have taken place in Antarctic waters involving Urugayan-flagged sailing boats and Australian officers.
 Canada 1953 See Canada–Uruguay relations

  • Canada has an embassy in Montevideo.[29]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Ottawa, two consulates general in Montreal and Toronto, and an honorary consulate in Vancouver.[30]
  • Canada and Uruguay have a Foreign Investment Protection Agreement (FIPA) which came into force in 1999; a bilateral Social Security Agreement that came into force in January 2002; and a bilateral Audiovisual Co-Production Agreement to encourage joint film productions, which came into force in October 2005.
  • Both countries are full members of the Cairns Group and of the Organization of American States.
  • Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade about relations with Uruguay
 Egypt See Egypt–Uruguay relations

  • Egypt has an embassy in Montevideo.[31]
  • Uruguay has an embassy in Cairo and an honorary consulate in Alexandria.[32]
 New Zealand See Foreign relations of New Zealand

  • New Zealand is represented in Uruguay through its embassy in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and through an honorary consulate in Montevideo
  • Uruguay is represented in New Zealand through its embassy in Canberra (Australia) and through an honorary consulate in Christchurch
  • In November 2001, the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, paid the first visit to Uruguay by a New Zealand Head of Government
  • In November 2007 the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez paid the first ever visit of a Uruguayan head of state to New Zealand
  • Both countries are full members of the Cairns Group and of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade about relations with Uruguay
 SADR 2005
  • Uruguay recognized the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic on December 28, 2005.
 United States See United States – Uruguay relationsUruguay cooperates with the U.S. on law enforcement matters, such as regional efforts to fight drug trafficking and terrorism. It has also been very active in human rights issues.In 2002, Uruguay and the U.S. created a Joint Commission on Trade and Investment (JCTI) to exchange ideas on a variety of economic topics. In March 2003, the JCTI identified six areas of concentration until the eventual signing of the Free Trade Area of the Americas(FTAA): customs issues, intellectual property protection, investment, labor, environment, and trade in goods. In late 2004, Uruguay and the U.S. signed an Open Skies Agreement, which was ratified in May 2006. In November 2005, they signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which entered into force on November 1, 2006. A Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) was signed in January 2007. More than 80 U.S.-owned companies operate in Uruguay, and many more market U.S. goods and services.

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_Uruguay

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