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
The can of tuna, formerly a fairly normal pantry staple, has long been missing from stores in Venezuela, especially the domestic brands. When tuna cans, imported or domestic, do occasionally show up on store shelves, prices have increased several fold.