Venezuela, Brazil sign agreement to make Conviasa stronger
Presidents Hugo Chávez and Dilma Rousseff inked the agreement
Shortly before the official entry on Tuesday of Venezuela into Mercosur, Venezuela and Brazil had spoken already of oil and aviation businesses.
State-run airliners of Venezuela, Conviasa, and Brazil, Embraer, executed on Tuesday in Brasilia and agreement on the procurement by Venezuela of six Embraer 190 planes, for USD 270 million.
The agreement was entered into by the President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff and her Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez. Both of them are attending the Mercosur Extraordinary Summit, where Venezuela's membership with the regional trade bloc will be enforced.
As reported during the signing, the delivery of the aircraft is slated at the end of 2012, DPA quoted.
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."