Agence France-PresseSeptember 5, 2013 13:01
A Falklands lawmaker was in Uruguay on Thursday to bolster trade ties he hopes will provide a bulwark against Argentina's claims of sovereignty over the disputed islands.
Dick Sawle, a member of the Falklands' legislative assembly, arrived over weekend for meetings with local business and political leaders.
"The goal is to let them know that we are open for business," said Sawle, who was to return to the Falklands on Friday.
"We have had a good economy thanks to the fishing industry, but now we have found oil," he told AFP, providing even greater trade ties.