Nicaraguan exports to Venezuela remain unchanged
The minister of Agriculture and Forestry assured Nicaraguan businesses of his country commitments to export milk and meat until 2012 as usual, no matter if purchase agreements mature soon
Nicaragua is to keep its export of meat and milk to Venezuela by the rest of 2012, on the same conditions as those starting 2007, insofar as a new purchase agreement is not discussed, said on Monday Nicaraguan Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry Ariel Bucardo.
The senior government authority___ told reporters that Nicaragua is to keep its commitment to export 36,000 metric tons of cattle and 24,000 tons of milk annually, under the agreements entered into by the presidents of both nations.
Minister Bucardo reacted in this way to the concerns voiced by the livestock sector, which has required the implementation of new agreements between Nicaragua and Venezuela, as the existent deals expire in July, DPA cited.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."