08 de noviembre de 2017 05:43 AM
Actualizado el 08 de noviembre de 2017 07:10 AM
Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs Rodolfo Nin Novoa strongly recommended his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, to make his government settle the accounts payable to Uruguayan companies for the purchase of foodstuffs.
In an official notice, the Uruguayan Foreign Office reported that both foreign ministers held a meeting in Montevideo. The timing was good for Novoa to make Arreaza the request, Efe reported.
In July 2015, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro signed an agreement to swap 235,000 tons of food for USD 300 million.
That same deal included payment in advance of a portion of the debt with Uruguayan oil company Ancap by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. Nevertheless, Venezuela fell in delinquent payment.