Montevideo, Dec 21.- Uruguay and Cameroon signed a joint statement at the United Nations headquarters in New York, through which they established diplomatic relations, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.
The document was signed by the permanent representative of the South American country to the UN, Elbio Rosselli, and his counterpart from the African State, Michel Tommo Monthe.
Rosselli stated that the establishment of diplomatic relations means for Uruguay 'a reaffirmation of its foreign policy, integrationist and universalist with the entire international community.'
For his part, the Cameroonian diplomat thanked Uruguay for the initiative and predicted 'the beginning of a fruitful bilateral relationship and twinning' between the two countries. (Prensa Latina)