16 | 12 | 2019

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, once again shook hands on Wednesday, at a meeting held in Moscow, in order to strengthen trade relations and strategic cooperation between the two countries.

The leaders reviewed the bilateral cooperation agenda and expressed their support for a peaceful solution in Venezuela, facing the situation of economic war and external aggressions, informed to the media the Russian presidential adviser for international affairs, Yuri Ushakov.

On Wednesday, the People’s Power Minister for Oil, Manuel Quevedo, held a working meeting with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates and current president of the OPEC Conference, Suhail Al Mazrouei and the general secretary of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Mohammad Barkindo, to adjust details viewing to the upcoming assumption of the presidency by Venezuela on January 1, 2019.

The FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, described as immoral the request of the Colombian government, made through the chancellor Carlos Holmes, in whose his participation in the VII Binational Cabinet Ecuador-Colombia, asked the international community to increase the economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union.

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, arrived on Tuesday at the Russian Federation to meet with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in order to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations. His trip follows the first official visit made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, and the signing of economic and trade cooperation agreements between both countries.

“I will work intensely in the program of economic recovery, growth and prosperity of Venezuela, visualizing the years that are to come. We have completed the map of cooperation, strengthening the geopolitics of peace diplomacy, Bolivarian diplomacy”, said President Nicolás Maduro, when he arrived in Moscow.

As a result of the coercive and unilateral measures imposed by the USA. against Venezuela, the South American country has lost, from July 2017 to July of this year, around 20 million dollars in commissions on currency transactions for the purchase of medicines.

The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Council of that country, Larry Devoe, explained that the loss of resources is due to the impossibility of making purchases in dollars, due to Washington’s sanctions against Caracas. Venezuela has been forced to make operations in other currencies, and the commissions of those transactions significantly increase the purchase of medicines for a country that is experiencing a deep economic situation.

In order to strengthen strategic alliances of cooperation and brotherhood between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Turkey, the leaders of both countries, Nicolás Maduro and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, signed a series of agreements in the afternoon in matter of defense, mining, energy, tourism, commerce, agriculture and hydrocarbons.

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced on Thursday on the National Radio and Television Network, the increase in the minimum wage by 150%, an adjustment that will take effect on December 1 and which is part of the Plan of Economic Recovery, launched 100 days ago.

In the interest of strengthening ties and cooperation between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, and the Vice-minister for Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, Ho Yong Bok, signed agreements this Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the president of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, held a meeting with his Korean counterpart, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, at Casa Amarilla Antonio José de Sucre, in Caracas.

The work visit takes place after the Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, met in September this year with his Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, in the context of the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the Organization of United Nations (UN).

The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the UN-Geneva, Ambassador Jorge Valero, today delivered to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, a letter from President Nicolás Maduro Moros where he extended her an invitation to make an official visit to Venezuela.

In the letter, President Maduro expresses that her visit to the country will allow her to know firsthand, and review with the Bolivarian Government, the broad and historic efforts in order to guarantee and promote the human rights of the Venezuelan people.

During its ordinary session on Tuesday, the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), approved a constituent agreement in honor of the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Cuba and former Foreign Minister, Ali Rodriguez Araque, after his physical departure on Monday, November 19.

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