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President Nicolás Maduro to hold meeting with Russian FM

Caracas, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who arrived in Vanezuela´s capital as part of his official tour over Latin America.

Images broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión displayed the right time President Maduro welcomed the Russian foreign minister at the Miraflores Palace, seat of the Government.

Sergey Lavrov arrived on Tuesday in Caracas from Brazil, where he started off his official travel across the region, which also includes Nicaragua and Cuba.

The Russian minister held a meeting with Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez and his Venezuelan counterpart Yván Gil in order to review strategic cooperation issues between the two countries and also heaped praise on common points with regard to international politics. In a joint press conference, Lavrov stated both sides agreed upon some important measures so as to expand and strengthen trade and investment cooperation, based on realities of today’s world.

He noted both sides also debated on present international situation and stressed Venezuela is one of the world´s most-reliable partners, and that the two nations are united by strategic cooperation ties in the international agenda, in addition to friendship and mutual sympathy.

The Foreign Minister said that Moscow and Caracas have a too heavy bilateral agenda, with practical projects, an issue Lavrov discussed during the meeting with Minister Gil, as well as cooperation that, in practice, “really strengthens the foundations of both economies” which do not depend on whims and blackmails of the West, Lavrov said, while assuring his country will continue talks with Nicaraguan and Cuban leaders, as it did with Venezuela.

We will do as much as possible and continue developing our cooperation with these three nations, “we will aid for they to reach the most-convenient goals for them,” Lavrov stated.

Gil considered the meeting as fruitful and claimed both sides will continue working to strengthen bilateral relations.

He pointed out that both countries hold a bilateral cooperation addressing common aspects including energy, agriculture, space cooperation, education, transportation, air and maritime interconnection, technical and military cooperation, among others.


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