The exchange of oil or natural gas for the millions of dollars that Venezuela has not paid Panamanian companies being "among the options" to resolve the issue, said today the Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado .
"All options are on the table," said the vice president, while Venezuela has repeatedly stressed that given "signs of a firm and strong commitment to resolving the situation."
"The deeper issue, which we have already been working, is how those currencies are made available,"
Panama is willing "to seek other more creative options that make the Venezuelan government easier to make available these currencies,"
"Clearly companies need Panamanian dollars, not bolivars" reasoned From Saint Malo, referring to overdue Venezuelan companies to honor the payment of purchases from the Colon Free Zone, pharmaceutical companies and Copa Airlines.