- Posted June 29, 2012 by
- China and Mercosur agree to strengthen economic cooperation
- Cientos de paraguayos y brasileños cerraron el INTERNACIONAL MERCOSUR Puente de la Amistad
- Hundreds Paraguayans and Brazilians closed the INTERNATIONAL MERCOSUR Friendship Bridge
- Taiwan-Paraguay ties not affected by removal of Pres. Lugo
- China is interested in an FTA with Mercosur
PARAGUAY AND DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS PEPLE REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Franco says that if you take to Paraguay will partner to the U.S. and China
"They ended the tutelage of neighboring countries," he said, referring to Argentina and Brazil. Says he feels liberated.
If Paraguay is suspended as a member of Mercosur will be released to seek agreements and relations with other countries, said Friday the president Federico Franco told a news conference, referring to the penalty must be approved by the regional bloc partners.
"Being suspended, Paraguay is released to make decisions. Let's weigh the costs and benefits. We will do what is best for the interests of Paraguay," the president told a news conference, answering a question about the possibility of direct commercial agreements with the United States, China and other trading blocs.
Franco emphasized that "ended the tutelage of neighboring countries," referring to Brazil and Argentina.
The presidents of the Mercosur, which meet on Friday in the city of Mendoza, Argentina, must consider the proposal to suspend Paraguay organ bloc after the dismissal of Fernando Lugo, a week ago.
Franco said his administration "wants to give a message to the international community that this has always been a free and independent."
After the ceremony in which new vice president was sworn in as Senator Oscar Denis, Franco reiterated that the government issued August 15, 2013 to be elected in general elections on April 23 and that its mission is "to order the house and provide a country with good governance and stability. "
The president took a week ago after the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo after a lightning impeachment, 30 hours, Congress charges of "malfeasance in office."