FMLN thanks Venezuela for energy support to El Salvador

Caracas, 20 May. AVN .- The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN in Spanish) thanked the Government of Venezuela for the help provided to El Salvador through the energy development and supply at fair prices.

According to the news agency Prensa Latina, the Secretary General of the FMLN Medardo Gonzalez expressed his gratitude toward the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez for the support given on energy matters.

On Thursday, it was inaugurated the first fuel storage plant with a capacity of 350,000 barrels. The plant was built by the bilateral company ALBA Petroleos El Salvador. Said society was funded on April 5, 2006, between the Salvadorian energy company Empresa Energi para El Salvador (ENEPASA) and the subsidiary of the Venezuelan state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

“We wanted fuel at fair prices and we counted on our friend and brother country Venezuela,” he said.

The representative of the FMLN highlighted the Bolivarian Government”s policies of humanism and cooperation that are summarized in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA): “It was an idea of two distinguished Latin American leaders: Fidel Castro and the Venezuelan president Chavez.”

Gonzalez explained that in the face of the permanent increase of fuel prices, Alba Petroleos “works like an anchor to prevent transnationals from abusing of prices.”

Moreover, he said that the plant represents a real relief for Salvadorian people and he emphasized that the main and deep difference between Alba Petroleos and transnationals is the social function of the former.

Likewise, Asdrubal Chavez, vice-president of PDVSA, said during the inauguration that said plant represents a real integration among Latin American nations and Venezuela”s will to share all its resources gifted by nature.

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