On the X platform, formerly Twitter, Maduro thanked President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people “for accompanying Venezuela in denouncing the illegal and criminal sanctions that affect the social and economic life of Venezuelan families.”
Maduro arrived in the southern city of Shenzhen, one of China’s main technological and industrial poles, on Friday, September 8.
“I am sure that China-Venezuela relations will continue on the path of growth and prosperity,” he wrote on X.
In an interview with Xinhua, the Venezuela head of State stressed the importance of the BRICS Group, which comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, “a great engine for the acceleration of the birth of a new world, a world of cooperation, where the Global South has the leading voice, without hegemonism, colonialism, or imperialism.”
The president expressed his desire to belong to that bloc that recently expanded its membership to Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the United Arab Emirates.
Maduro condemned the “multidimensional” and “escalating” aggression by the United States and its allies against the Bolivarian nation, and denounced the implementation of more than 950 sanctions against Venezuela with repercussions on its economy.
Caracas and Beijing have maintained diplomatic relations for 49 years. In 2001, the two nations’ ties assumed a strategic nature by setting up the High-Level Joint Commission, a mechanism to strengthen cooperation in areas of common interest.
Maduro will be in China until September 14, when he will leave to “fulfill other international commitments,” the Venezuelan Parliament informed.