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  • President of the Parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Yong Nam (l) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

    President of the Parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Yong Nam (l) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | Photo: Twitter / @NicolasMaduro

Published 28 November 2018

In the high-level meeting, the two leaders ratified their commitment to a "multipolar world" where sovereignty is respected. 

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with the President of the Parliament of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Yong Nam Tuesday.

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The Venezuelan head of state ratified the value of strengthening diplomatic relations between both nations.

Through his Twitter account, President Maduro said the two countries agreed on strengthen diplomatic and political relations. During the meeting, Kim congratulated Nicolas Maduro on his electoral victory this past May and offered the support of North Korea in Venezuela's struggle to resist the economic, financial, and diplomatic attacks launched by the United States and its allies.   

Previously, the delegations of both countries signed a memorandum of understanding establishing political consultations and agreeing on the abolition of visa requirements for those who hold a diplomatic passport.

Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Ministry celebrated the agreements arguing they ratify the two countries' commitment to a "multipolar world and to the respect of the peoples' self-determination and sovereignty."

Kim arrived at the Venezuelan presidential palace, Miraflores, Tuesday in the afternoon and held a meeting with President Nicolas Maduro. Subsequently, he signed agreements with Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza.

The representative of Korea arrived in Venezuela Monday and was received by Arreaza at Maiquetia International Airport.

After his arrival, Kim met with the president of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, with whom he participated in a ceremony to pay tribute to South American liberator Simon Bolivar.

Kim's visit to Venezuela is part of a Latin American tour that will take him to Mexico, where he will participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, and Cuba. 

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