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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay

President Obama will host President Jose Mujica Cordano of Uruguay at the White House on Monday, May 12.  The visit will highlight the close partnership we enjoy with Uruguay and our strong support for the Mujica Administration’s leadership on human rights, social inclusion, and global peace and security.  President Obama looks forward to discussing ways to grow our bilateral economic ties and improve market access for each other’s goods and services; expand our collaboration on science, technology, and health; increase educational exchanges; and consult on multilateral issues including peacekeeping.