Bolivia is not going to reduce gas exports to Brazil, declared Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, following his meeting Thursday, May 4, with the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and two other South American heads of state: Néstor Kirchner, of Argentina, and Hugo Chávez, of Venezuela.
As for the price of the gas exported to Brazil, Lula affirmed that it would be decided on "in the most democratic manner possible…. Brazil and Bolivia are going to discuss their problems bilaterally."
Lula said that the meeting served to show the world how nations should resolve their problems.
"I believe we have given the world a good example of how to reach an understanding through dialogue. And we have shown investors in both countries [Brazil and Bolivia] that we do not wish to continue to be a poor continent eternally," said Lula.