Both countries are strengthening energy cooperation, mining, transport, medicine, the pharmaceutical sector, and technical-military assistance.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Friday with Executive Vice President Delcy Rodriguez and President Nicolas Maduro to strengthen ties between the two countries in various sectors, repeating Russia's support with Venezuela against the sanctions imposed by Washington.
"We reiterate our solidarity and respect to the Venezuelan people and its government in its struggle against U.S. pressure. (...) We condemn all types of blackmailing and sanctions that go against the UN Chart, including interference in sovereign countries," stated Lavrov.
"We have agreed on the steps meant to deepen our cooperation at the international level and our path in the future to deepen our economic and commercial cooperations, in spite of the illegitimate sanctions," he added.
#AHORA ��| “Reiteramos nuestra solidaridad y respeto al pueblo y al Gobierno venezolano en su lucha contra la presión ilegítima por parte de EEUU y los que le apoyan. Condenamos las medidas como sanciones y chantajes que van en contra de la Carta de la ONU”, detalló Lavrov pic.twitter.com/TSF1mW8Hma— Prensa Presidencial (@PresidencialVen) February 7, 2020
The Russian minister began on Wednesday a visit to Latin America.
He already traveled to Cuba and Mexico, where he met with his counterparts Bruno Rodriguez and Marcelo Ebrard, respectively, and they addressed issues of bilateral and regional interest.