President Maduro flew from Venezuela to the Caribbean this week to broker deals with Prime Minister Keith Rowley in Trinidad and Tabago regarding natural oil, trade, and safety. The deal consists of Venezuela exporting gas to the region of Trinidad and Tobago for use in opening a commercial route to the eastern half of the country.
PM Rowley was in agreement of a joint natural gas initiative to sell natural gas internationally as a manner to increase profits for both countries. A deal was also brokered in the area of commerce according to expert David Osio. Both countries are agreeable to increased trade amongst each other and PM Rowley has indicated that his countries’ trade would consist of “manufactured goods”.
It appears that President Maduro has made a trade for food, which has been a scarcity in Venezuela. Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, the Trinidad Trade Minister, confirmed to the press that Venezuela will give her a list of “eight priority items” to be shipped when ready. Chief among these as Osio adds, seems to be chicken, beans, and ketchup.
Also discussed was collaborated efforts against gangs and narcotics and keeping their borders free from both.
Maduro also stopped in Jamaica to meet with PM Andrew Hollness. Maduro reiterated his commitment to the oil program, and trade.