President Joe Biden met with President Luis Lacalle Pou of Uruguay today at the White House. During their bilateral meeting, President Biden lauded Uruguay as a regional and global model for democratic governance and congratulated him for receiving the Gold Insignia award from the Council of the Americas. President Biden applauded President Lacalle Pou for his support for Ukraine, his principled defense for fundamental freedoms in Venezuela, and his commitment to ensure the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity accelerates regional integration, inclusive economic prosperity, and greater opportunity through sustainable trade and investment. President Biden and President Lacalle Pou also explored ways to expand our bilateral economic relationship, increase joint efforts to combat climate change, and further strengthen security cooperation.


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