“The overwhelming majority of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, -or perhaps all-, show interest in developing ties with us, and we will respond reciprocally,” the Russian foreign minister assured at a press conference after a meeting with his counterpart from Venezuela. Carlos Faría.
Lavrov stressed that Moscow develops economic, political, technical-military, cultural relations, among other areas, with all the countries that are willing to do so on an equal footing and for mutual benefit.
Also, the head of diplomacy commented that the West has in fact cut all ties with Russia, generously leaving only some of the economic ties, “especially those in which it is interested,” he emphasized.
“We are not going to harm ourselves, but we have come to the conclusion for a long time that the West is not reliable or capable of fulfilling what was agreed,” argued the foreign minister.
At the conference, Lavrov and Faría agreed that the blockade practiced by the United States on the assets of several countries in their accounts abroad constitutes “open theft.”
“We concur in the view that Washington’s actions to block the assets of sovereign states in offshore accounts are not just outright theft from unsavory regimes in the spirit of the Old West, but a blatant violation of the socio-economic rights of citizens,” emphasized the Russian foreign minister.
He stressed that Moscow and Caracas know to what extent the White House has wanted and continues to try to undermine the foundations of the Venezuelan economy, but “it is already clear that these plans will not come true,” Lavrov explained.
In this sense, he also assured that Russia will help the South American nation to resist US pressure.