The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, welcomed on Wednesday a special delegation from the Republic of Cuba, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.
The meeting was held to strengthen the work agenda between the two nations within the framework of the Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement.
Tapia was accompanied by Agriculture Minister Ydael Jesús Pérez Brito and Cuba’s Ambassador to Venezuela Dagoberto Rodríguez. The Venezuelan delegation was comprised by First Lady Cilia Flores, Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez, Economy Vice-president Tareck El Aissami and Productive Agriculture and Lands Minister Wilmar Castro Soteldo.
The Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement was signed by Commanders Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro in 2000. Since then, it has been a mechanism to counteract the effects of the economic blockade and promote the two countries’ development in different areas of common interest.