At the closing ceremony of the 17th High-Level Joint Commission between the two countries, Rodríguez considered Covid-19, together with the ‘criminal blockade’ of the West, as the two major obstacles affecting Venezuela in recent years.
She pointed out that under the leadership of Presidents Nicolás Maduro and Xi Jinping they were able to remove ‘all obstacles suffered by our cooperation’ in the 22 years of existence of that Commission.
The Venezuelan Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Minister also underscored China’s gratitude to her country and to humanity during Covid-19, praising that 72 flights were made through an air bridge established to support the conforntation with the pandemic.
China supplied the Bolivarian Republic with 32 million anti-covid-19 vaccines, part of which were donated by the Chinese government and which allowed to ease control the dangerous disease.
The Vice President claimed that the development of the 17th Joint Commission, in which 31 documents were signed in different areas of strategic importance, represents and expresses ‘the failure’ of those who tried to withhold both friendship and cooperation between China and Venezuela.