Russia and Venezuela have reviewed plans for cooperation in the military sphere and agreed to boost it to protect peace and sovereignty in the South American country, as stated by President Nicolas Maduro after a meeting with a Russian government delegation.
He noted that Russia has Venezuela’s support “amid threats from NATO and the Western world”. The Venezuelan president also stressed that “the diplomacy of peace will win”, noting that Russia practices a diplomatic approach while “protecting its interests”.
On Wednesday, February 16, a Russian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister, Yuri Borisov, who heads the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic and technical cooperation with Venezuela, hold meetings with Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez and Vice President for Economic Affairs, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami.
Following the meetings, Borisov said that Russia and Venezuela intend to expand joint projects in the material sphere, work on promising cooperation initiatives and increase trade turnover, which has grown by “almost 50 per cent” in the past year.
Source: RIA Novosti