“Come govern Argentina.” That was the request that a group of Argentine tourists made this Friday to Luis Lacalle Pou after greeting him and asking for a photo in the port of Punta del Este, when the president of Uruguay was going with his wife and several officials to an official tourist activity. .
The moment was captured in a video published by the newspaper El País from Uruguay, which shared some details of the exchange.
Sport dress, with a backpack, Lacalle Pou arrived at the port accompanied by his wife, Lorena Ponce de León, and other national and departmental government authorities.
When they were preparing to board a boat to participate in an official activity on Isla de Lobos, a group of tourists who were fishing stopped him: “President, we are Argentines, we want to take a picture with you.”
After capturing the moment with a selfie, one of the people added, before slapping the president: “Congratulations, come to govern Argentina”, generating laughter.
According to the Uruguayan newspaper, Lacalle Pou’s visit to Isla de Lobos takes place within the framework of a tourism project promoted by the Maldonado administration for that place, internationally recognized for its ecosystem and the opportunity to get close to sea lions. . The idea is to promote the island as one more destination for tourists who visit Punta del Este.