MOSCOW – Venezuela and Russia gave new impetus on Wednesday to their strategic cooperation as Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez concluded a visit to Moscow.
Relations between the two countries have matured over the past 11 years in all areas, Rodriguez said after meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Venezuela and Russia are cooperating in the construction of a “new geopolitical order,” she said, highlighting the role of the BRICS group: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
Rodriguez, making her fourth visit to Russia this year, presided Tuesday over the 11th meeting of the Russian-Venezuelan High-Level Intergovernmental Commission.
Her discussion with Lavrov included a review of more than 50 bilateral agreements, Rodriguez said.
She said Caracas has invited Russia to take part in the economic zones that are being developed in Venezuela.
Military and technical cooperation and agriculture are among the focal areas for Russian participation, according to Rodriguez.
Ties with Latin America are a priority for Moscow, Lavrov said, expressing appreciation for Venezuela’s support of a proposed mechanism to establish constant dialogue between Russia and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.