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Venezuela and Portugal Sign Integration Agreements

  •  President Nicolás Maduro held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Portugal on Tuesday.

    President Nicolás Maduro held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Portugal on Tuesday. | Photo: VTV

Published 9 January 2018

The delegations evaluated the agreements in execution between both nations and proposed new cooperation strategies.

Venezuela and Portugal completed the eleventh edition of the Follow-up Commission with the signing of new agreements in the Sol del Perú room at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.

The strengthening of relations between both nations has been in charge of delegations composed of a coordinating board and five committees in the areas of oil, infrastructure, electricity, university education, science and technology, health and food.

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"These are important investments for Venezuela to enter a period of reactivation of the economy," Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said in an exclusive interview for teleSUR.

He stressed that there is a very close relationship with Portugal that they will maintain and reinforce.

He further said that the program of free computers and tablets for students is a project that emerged as part of these commissions.

In these mixed commissions, there are also projects by Portuguese companies for the construction of housing, which were ratified.

The signing of the agreements takes place after the meeting between the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on Tuesday with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Augusto Santos Silva.

The Portuguese minister arrived in Venezuela on Saturday, January 6 to assist in strengthening the relationship between the two countries through the commission.

Since 2007, the cooperation between both countries has been pushed forward via 160 strategic agreements in the areas of energy, agri-food development, infrastructure, health and telecommunications.

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