I am very glad to have this opportunity of introducing my country, Uruguay, at Introduced to China, of China Recommendation.I am Fernando Lucas, ambassador of Uruguay to China, and I would like to present my country to you.
Let me say that Uruguay is a country that is very far away from China, but that has incredible ties at the political level,at the trade level and also cultural exchanges that are very meaningful.China is Uruguay's most important trading partner.And Uruguay is a very important agricultural exporter of very healthy products to China.Nowadays, the meat of Uruguay is present here in this country.But also our soybeans, our wool has been contributing to the textile industry of China for many many years.and our forestry products are being very much present in the paper industry of this country.At this moment, we are diversifying our exports to China adding our fresh fruit, start of outstanding level，we are bringing more and more daily products to China.And our very important semi-precious stones are present also in the jewelry market of China.we are very glad to see that more companies of Uruguay are doing business with Chinese companies,and we are also very much open to investments in the country.Uruguay is a great place to invest in the agro-business, because we are a strong nation in that area.but we're also extremely well located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and in South America, we have free trade zones, free ports and the only free airport in the whole South America. And all this infrastructure gives us conditions are absolutely unique.We are a hub in South America, we are a hub in the southern Atlantic Ocean that is open to Chinese companies to utilize our connectivity, our access and our free trade agreements with our neighbors in order to do more and much intelligent business with South America and Latin America in general.
We are also a country of tourism.Uruguay is a nation that sees the arrival of tourists for a long long time. Nowadays, our population increases to the double with the arrival of tourists. And those stories are mainly from our own region, from the United States and from Europe.But we are wishing to receive a lot of tourists from China,since we have beautiful UNESCO world heritage in our country, we have a lot of culture diversity to show to you, and beautiful landscapes that are absolutely breathtaking.
Of course, Uruguay is also a country of football, we have won several world cups and we organized the first World Cup in history.And the Museum of FIFA in the world is located in Uruguay. If you are a football fan.You have to come and visit Uruguay and discover the miracle of a small nation with a small population that wins and continue to wins incredible cups and awards. Among them，The last China cups that were very happy that took place here with the presence of our most incredible stars.
Uruguay is open to receive you, to receive more Chinese tourists, to have more Chinese investors.And to have more exchanges in trade, in cultural, in education and in every single area, the strategic partnership between the two countries is very solid.
And we are very happy to invite you to discover a Uruguay.