Uruguay to export 4,500 tons of powder milk per day to Venezuela
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said that President José Mujica's latest visit to Venezuela led to a bilateral agreement worth USD 16 million. Other products may also be traded in the future
Latest visit to Venezuela by Uruguayan President José Mujica in support of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez opened the doors for the export of Uruguayan milk and other products to Venezuela. The information was revealed by Uruguayan Foreign Minister Luis Almagro.
Almargro outlined that Uruguay had agreed to export some 4,500 tons of powder milk per day to Venezuela within the framework of a bilateral negotiation amounting to USD 16 million, Efe cited.
Without giving any details, the foreign minister added that the two countries have already discussing the sale of other products.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.