Vice President Rodríguez meets with Russian Ambassador at Miraflores Presidential Palace

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez met on Saturday, April 18, with Russian Ambassador Sergey Melik-Bagdasarov at the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas.

The meeting was held to discuss the Venezuela-Russia strategic cooperation, based on more than 260 agreements in fields such as mining, oil, metallurgy, telecommunications, technology, agricultural farming and military.

Venezuela-Russia dialogue deepens their mutual solidarity in the face of the propagation of COVID-19. On March 23, Russia sent the first shipment of technical, humanitarian aid to help Venezuela diagnose ad fight coronavirus, and a second shipment arrived in the South American nation on April 8, with 20,000 PCR test kits to support screening in Venezuelan communities.

“It is just an example of true international solidarity with the Venezuelan people amid the fight against COVID-19,” stressed Melik-Bagdasarov when special humanitarian aid arrived from the UN, the World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The Venezuela-Russia diplomatic ties date back to 1945. Nevertheless, they got stronger when Commander Hugo Chávez took office.  Both nations share a vision of a multicentric, multipolar world, and that’s the reason why they have forged a cooperation relation aimed at their mutual development.

Presidential Press Office

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