XV Russia-Venezuela High-Level Intergovernmental Commission concludes with the signing of new cooperation agreements

The XV Russia-Venezuela High-Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN) concluded this Friday with the signing of nine agreements that expand the strategic cooperation alliance between Caracas and Moscow under the principles of mutual respect and joint development.

On this occasion, the binational meeting, led by the People’s Power Minister for Industries and National Production, Jorge Arreaza, and the Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov, brought together ministers, technical teams, and businessmen from both countries between October 11 and 15.

As a concrete result of this Commission, the parties signed nine agreements regarding energy, industry, finance, communications, science and technology, culture, sports, health, and tourism.

In a joint statement to the press, Minister Arreaza ratified Venezuela’s gratitude to the Russian Federation and its President Vladimir Putin for the concrete and firm manner in which the bilateral cooperation agenda has been developed over the last few years.

“There have been years of difficulty, of aggression, of economic blockade, of military threats against Venezuela, but Russia has been there. Many indicators we can locate, in the diplomatic, political field, but in the economic, financial, energy field they have been very clear, very concrete, thanks to the disposition of their government and that of our teams”, he referred.

The Venezuelan Minister also delivered to the Deputy Prime Minister a letter from President Nicolas Maduro addressed to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, as well as a letter sent by the sectoral Vice-President for Economy, Tareck El Aissami, to Borisov.

Strategic partnership

The Russian authority reiterated the will of his government to continue strengthening the cooperation alliance with Venezuela, a country that Moscow considers a strategic partner.

Likewise, he ratified the intention to contribute to the political and economic stabilization of the South American country, subject to an illegal blockade led by the United States.

During the development of the XV Russia-Venezuela CIAN, the main issues of common interest were reviewed, new cooperation initiatives were explored and progress was made in the new beginning of the binational relationship.

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