Foreign Minister Arreaza accompanies military parade in Moscow for the 75th anniversary of Victory Day
On behalf of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, accompanied this Wednesday the great military parade in Red Square in Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory against the fascist forces of Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, also known as Victory Day.
In the traditional parade, led by President Vladimir Putin and celebrated more than a month late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurasian power exhibited all its military and arms power, including the weapons and units that made possible the victory of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) over Adolf Hitler’s troops, during World War II.
Before starting the parade, the Minister shared on his Twitter account @jaarreaza the honor of representing Venezuela and President Nicolás Maduro at the event.
Un honor representar a #Venezuela y al Presidente @NicolasMaduro en Moscú, a minutos de comenzar el desfile por los 75 años de la victoria de la Unión Soviética sobre el fascismo y el nazismo en la Gran Guerra Patria. Honor a los 27 millones de soviéticos que ofrendaron sus vidas pic.twitter.com/538bsEMxag— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) June 24, 2020
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister arrived in the Russian capital on Tuesday, on an official visit whose agenda includes, in addition to the parade, a meeting with his counterpart Sergey Lavrov, in order to strengthen ties of bilateral cooperation.
Both diplomats have held two meetings this year. The first was held in Caracas on February 7, during an official visit of the Russian Minister, and the second took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 25, in the context of the 43rd session of the Organization’s Human Rights Council. of the United Nations.
Victory Day commemorates the triumph of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War, which began on June 22, 1941 with the German invasion and ended on May 9, 1945 with the capitulation of the invading nation.