Military Commander of the South strengthens ties with Uruguayan Army
Porto Alegre (RS) – The Military Commander of the South (CMS), Army General Fernando José Sant’Ana Soares e Silva, ended on Wednesday, August 10, the institutional trip he made to Uruguay during the week. The purpose of the visit was to exchange experiences and strengthen ties with the neighboring country, with which Brazil shares a border of approximately one thousand kilometers, between the cities of Chuí and Barra do Quaraí, both in Rio Grande do Sul.
During his stay abroad, General Soares met with the Brazilian Ambassador in Uruguay, Marcos Leal Raposo Lopes; the Uruguayan Army Commander, Army General Gerardo Fregossi; and the Brazilian Army Attaché in Uruguay, Colonel Damasio Douglas Nogueira Junior.
Uruguay is an important partner of Brazil, from which it became independent almost 197 years ago, on August 25, 1825. The Military Commander of the South was in the city of Rio Branco, the first in Uruguay after the border with Jaguarão-RS, and visited the Regimiento de Caballería Mecanizado Nº 7.
In the capital Montevideo, he was at the General Command of the Uruguayan Army and at Regimiento Blandengues de Artigas de Caballería Nº 1, so named in honor of General José Gervasio Artigas, considered a national hero of the neighboring country.
“These visits are important to keep the ties united,” the Uruguayan Army divulges in its official website.
Source: Southern Military Commander