President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan ratifies his support for Venezuela

The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ratified his support to the venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro Moros and the people of Venezuela before the sanctions imposed unilaterally by the government of the United States.

“Turkey will not leave Maduro alone”, he told reporters on Thursday after his visit to New York (USA) and before starting his tour to Germany, according to the Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah.

Erdoğan referred to the possibility of an official visit to the South American country, and stressed that it could be after the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) that includes the governments and governors of central banks of 19 countries and that will be held in Argentina on November 30 and December 1. “If the President’s (Maduro) agenda allows it, we can make an official visit”, he said.

Last Friday, Venezuela and Turkey signed two bilateral cooperation agreements, in order to strengthen the diplomatic and strategic relations between both nations, with regard to the official visit of the Chancellor of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavusoglu to the country.

This is a memorandum of understanding on consular consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and the Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela.

The second one aims to establish and develop alliances for the training of its diplomats, one through the National Institute of Higher Diplomatic Studies “Pedro Gual”, and the Diplomacy Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

Venezuela and Turkey have worked together on tourism, energy, among other areas. Recently both countries signed an economic-commercial agreement, of cooperation and mutual benefit.


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