India and Venezuela two nations united and with a multicentric worldview

The Republic of India and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strengthen ties of friendship and strategic commercial cooperation since October 1, 1959, and their bilateral diplomatic relations have been characterized by cordiality, complementarity and respect for the self-determination of peoples, a fact that has been reinforced since the arrival of the Bolivarian Revolution that has driven the multicentric and multipolar world. 

At present, these relations of the Bolivarian Peace Diplomacy are represented by ambassadors Rajiv Kumar Nagpal, before Caracas, Venezuela and Coromoto Godoy, in New Delhi, capital of India.

With the visit of President Hugo Chávez, in March 2005, he agreed with his partner A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, a South-South approach, between both peoples and governments, from there; important energy and hydrocarbon agreements have been signed, as well as in the area of health, agriculture, air transport and in the cultural field, they established a Mixed Commission.

Similarly, Ambassador Smita Purushottam, represented India at the inauguration ceremony of the president, Nicolás Maduro, on April 19, 2013. Since this date, the Venezuelan president and head of government has been expanding the spectrum of trade and diplomatic relations with the nation of South Asia.

Today, the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, arrives at the Republic of India, accompanied by the Minister of Economy and Finance Simón Zerpa, to reaffirm the commitment and the spirit of brotherhood that unites both nations and that profiles in the construction of the multicenter and multipolar world that aims at respect, development and growth of social and commercial policies in favor of the peoples.

Flourishing business relationships

Venezuela is one of India’s main oil suppliers, crude oil imports that are currently maintained.

In addition, both nations established relationships for oil exploration and production in the San Cristobal field through Petrolera Indovenezolana S.A.

India maintains permanent export of chemical products, textiles, calcined petroleum coke (CPC), engineering products such as scooters, equipment and machinery to Venezuela.

Similarly, several pharmaceutical companies in India obtained the corresponding permits to operate in Venezuela. This commercial relationship with private parties is maintained successfully and they have been fundamental to face the fierce blockade that the United States government has unilaterally imposed on Venezuela.

Currently, the Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, has maintained close ties with representatives of the government of India, including the presentation of the Productive Foreign Investment Law, designed by President Nicolás Maduro, for the welfare of the people Venezuelan.

Similarly, several pharmaceutical companies in India obtained the corresponding permits to operate in Venezuela. This commercial relationship with private parties is maintained successfully and they have been fundamental to face the fierce blockade that the United States government has unilaterally imposed on Venezuela.

Currently, the Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, has maintained close ties with representatives of the government of India, including the presentation of the Productive Foreign Investment Law, designed by President Nicolás Maduro, for the welfare of the Venezuelan people.

Also, the government of India congratulated President Nicolás Maduro for his excellent leadership, for three years, in front of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Expressed the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Vellamvelly Muraleedharan, who reaffirmed the political impulse and a moral direction to the decolonization process experienced by the peoples of the world, as well as the right to peace.

Another aspect of importance that stands out, has been the cooperation of Venezuela in the preservation of the planet, as an initiative of India, through the International Solar Alliance (ISA), to promote among the nations of the world, the use of solar energy and Fight climate change.

In this order, Venezuela makes significant contributions in technological and commercial matters outlined in the Plan de la Patria 2019-2025.

Likewise, there is a permanent interest and appreciation for the art and culture of India in Venezuela and the government has been supported the development of stories, documentaries and editorials, while the South Asian nation supports Venezuelan experts with training, on Indian soil, under the ITEC program.

For the next few hours, the deployment of an important and strategic work agenda between the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez and representatives of the Government of India is expected, to deepen the diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations of two nations.

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