The former foreign minister and candidate for president for the New Republic Movement, Euclides Acevedo, pointed out that the most prudent thing is for Itaipu’s new energy tariff to be agreed upon in August of next year, already by the new presidents of Brazil and Paraguay. .
«The treaty requires that if there is no agreement between the parties, we must wait until August 2023, as a presidential candidate and especially as a Paraguayan, I have the right to demand from President Mario Abdo, jajokóna koa, status quo. And the Brazilians needless to say, on January 1 they have a new president, I ask the government not to accept any proposal, not to propose anything, until the new government».
And to our friends in Brazil, particularly President Lula, who takes office on January 1, please wait, for a new government to take office in Paraguay as well, so that we can address the issue comprehensively and not remain in the anecdote of the Annex C, which is only a part, Itaipu is everything».
Euclides pointed out that his Movement proposes the renegotiation of the treaty with all the connotations, leaving a zero balance in terms of debts and benefiting the user.
A few days ago, the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced a unilateral reduction of 38.9% in the binational’s energy cost for next year.