The Vice-minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Capaya Rodríguez González, held a telematic meeting with the president of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancoex), Guillermo Lara Toro, with the aim of boosting trade and investment policy with the nations of the countries of these regions, following instructions given by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.
During the meeting, the authorities agreed on the need to promote Venezuelan exports, as well as to receive businessmen from Asia and the Middle East in the country who are willing to take advantage of the broad productive, geostrategic and human capacities that Venezuela offers.
In this sense, they highlighted the interest in achieving an effective rapprochement with the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in accordance with the provisions of the Plan de la Patria 2019-2025, agreeing on concrete initiatives such as an upcoming tour that allows to establish direct contact with the authorities of the countries that make up this organization, as well as telematic meetings with the heads of the Venezuelan diplomatic missions in the region in order to optimize the bilateral commercial relations with that group of nations.
Likewise, the presence of Venezuela in the most important trade fairs in the region was underlined, with more efficient stands that help to achieve tangible benefits for the parties. In this area, the interest in Venezuelan participation in the upcoming 62nd Damascus International Fair was highlighted, an initiative that will help strengthen commercial ties with the Syrian Arab Republic.
In the development of the meeting, the coincidence of purposes that govern the activities of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations and the Bank of Foreign Trade was evidenced, with the priority objective of reactivating the national economy by increasing trade relations with the countries of friendly governments, in solidarity and respectful of the sovereignty of the people.
Both authorities emphasized the importance of joint work, complying with the foreign policy guidelines of President Nicolás Maduro, who has instructed the State institutions to respond to the offers of foreign investment that Venezuela has received, after the approval of the Anti-blockade Law, which has created extraordinary conditions for the country, after being besieged by the United States Government and its allies with illegal unilateral coercive measures.