URUGUAY: A personal letter from President Vázquez
On December 29, 2017 – we’ve been honoured by a letter from the the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay who decided to forward our request to the Minister of National Defense so that he may consider it together with the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute (IAU)
We are grateful for having received this correspondance, which is an enormous motivation for our project. We would like to thank President President Vasquéz and the staff from Office of the President of the Oriental Republic, the Minister of National Defense, the Armed Forces of Uruguay, the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute and Captain Gossweiler-Puch who forwarded the letter for coordination to us
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Mr. Jochen Werne
Leader of Expedition Antarctic Blanc
Of my greater consideration:
I appreciate and thank you for your cordial note in which you kindly request permission from the Uruguayan State to symbolically place an ice crown on behalf of our country in Antarctica within the framework of the expedition that you will lead.
Within the framework of the regulations in force at the national level, I have decided to send your attentive note to the Minister of National Defense so that he may consider it together with the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute (IAU), the national agency responsible for programming and developing operational and logistic activities. Antarctic within the framework of the Antarctic National Policy.
With best Regards
Dr. Taberé Vázquez
President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay