Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, where he also held talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Ivan Gil and Executive Vice President of the Republic Delcy Rodriguez.
During discussions, the parties underscored their mutual satisfaction with the dynamic development of political dialogue and practical cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership.
The implementation of joint trade, economic and investment projects, and coordinated steps aimed at building up ties in research, sports, culture and tourism were discussed.
They reaffirmed their shared intention to continue closely coordinating their approaches at multilateral venues, including collaboration within the Group of Friends in Defence of the Charter of the United Nations, in the interests of ensuring the supremacy of international law, creating a more just polycentric international order, as well as maintaining global stability and security.
The parties resolutely denounced the use of unilateral restrictive measures as a tool for bringing pressure to bear on sovereign states and as a factor in destabilising the international order.
Russia expressed its invariable support for the Maduro Government’s efforts to stabilise its domestic economic and political situation.
From April 17 to 21, Lavrov embarked on a working trip to several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
According to Russia’s foreign ministry, the key goal of Lavrov’s tour is to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries in the political, trade and economic, educational, humanitarian, cultural, and other spheres.
“Latin America is a friendly region, one of the centers of the formation of a multipolar world and Russia plans to maintain a dynamic dialogue with it, develop constructive cooperation free from any dictation from outside,” the ministry said.