Vice President of Uruguay happy with possible agreement between Russia and MERCOSUR

© RIA Novosti / Maria to Plotnikova in fotobanka Punta del este in Uruguay. Archival photoVice President of Uruguay happy with possible agreement between Russia and MERCOSUR© RIA Novosti / Maria to Plotnikova the image Bank

The agreement between Russia and the southern common market (MERCOSUR) would be «stunning», said to RIA Novosti Vice-President of Uruguay, Lucia Topolansky.

«For many years Uruguay has cooperated with Russia … I believe that this relationship is not only for our country but for the region, the agreement between Russia and MERCOSUR would be awesome,» said Topolinski.

The Vice President added that despite the fact that MERCOSUR does not have a Treaty with Russia (the signing of the agreement — ed.) ought not to exclude, because «the more, the more favorable will be the situation». «The major participating countries of MERCOSUR are sometimes of such possibilities, which do not have the smallest… We must understand that we cannot neglect any prospects,» she said.

«The incredible greatness of Russia provides for Uruguay many opportunities; I’d like to take a train on the TRANS-Siberian railway, and drove across the route to the end, because it almost comes to our continent,» added Topoleski.

The speaker of the state Duma Ivan Melnikov, who arrived in the Russian delegation at the parliamentary forum and the Summit of heads of parliaments of member countries of the «Group of twenty», added that during the meeting with Topolansky been discussed some aspects of bilateral cooperation, including assistance in the reconstruction of the Legislative Palace in Uruguay.

MERCOSUR — common market of South American countries uniting-Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil. They account for 250 million people and more than 75% of the total GDP of the continent.