In the framework of the closing of the VIII Meeting of the Venezuela-Belarus High-Level Joint Commission, the Bolivarian Government signed agreements this Friday to consolidate strategies for the benefit of both nations and strengthen cooperation relations and brotherhood ties.
From the Simon Hall in the Miraflores Palace, the President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, emphasized that Venezuela “is taking the right step in the right direction, with the rhythm, speed, and intensity that is needed,” by signing agreements that will allow the development of different areas.
These agreements seek to strengthen food production, trade, petrochemicals, and the reactivation of the truck and agricultural machinery factory in Barinas. “We are in search of a new non-rentier economy, with a quality national market.”
He ratified that Venezuela seeks to open international markets to raise the productivity of joint ventures. He also highlighted that 2021 was the best year for the economic, social, cultural, and sports development of the country.
This signing of agreements outlines a roadmap between Venezuela and Belarus for the progress of projects of both nations, and for the consolidation of the country’s real economy.
“We peoples are determined to walk our path. We are determined to be free to recover from threats and build our path with cooperation, integrating with the new world,” the President emphasized.
In this sense, he informed that one of the agreements signed covers air transportation between both nations, which will allow Belarus to connect with South America and the Caribbean “and Venezuela connects with the world through Belarus to transport tourists and strengthen the real economy of the peoples.”
The purpose of this Commission, installed on December 15, 2021, is to analyze and strengthen projects in strategic areas such as agribusiness, science, and technology, energy, infrastructure, transportation, housing, among other productive sectors.
The Venezuelan President alongside Ricardo Menendez (Sectoral Vice-President for Planning and People’s Power Minister for Planning), Adan Chavez (special envoy for Belarus), Viktor Vladimirovich Sheiman (head of the delegation and special envoy of the Republic of Belarus), Dmitry Kharitonchik (Vice-Minister of Industry); among other authorities.