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Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes and his Uruguayan counterpart José Mujica agreed to advance bilateral and regional energy integration efforts.
The announcement followed a meeting in Paraguayan capital Asunción where the heads of state inked a joint declaration for cooperation on several fronts including energy.
Cartes and Mujica tasked their countries' respective institutions with establishing the technical and commercial conditions for Uruguayan offtake of Paraguayan electricity in the short term.
The presidents also highlighted the need to call a meeting for regional bloc Urupabol, which includes Bolivia.
Urupabol's development plans envision the export of Bolivian LNG to Paraguay and Uruguay along the Paraguay-Paraná waterway.
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