The rupture in relations with Argentina over the 1982 Falklands War, in which the United States sided with Britain, seems mended, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said.

"There may be some wounds, but they are healing, and that's what we want to have happen," Shultz told a news conference Wednesday as he neared the end of a 50-hour visit to this South American capital.Shultz departed Thursday for neighboring Uruguay, the third stop on his nine-country Latin America tour. After talks with President Julio Sanguinetti, Foreign Minister Luis Barrios Tassano and Economy Minister Ricardo Zerbino, he planned to fly to Brazil.

Defense Minister Horacion Jaunarena accepted an invitation, delivered by Shultz from U.S. Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci, to visit the United States this fall.