Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has described his ongoing official visit to China as a "success" and said he is willing to learn from the Asian country in order to help improve the economic recovery efforts taking place in his country.
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"It is a golden opportunity that we have today. I have great expectations. I am willing to learn to perfect the path that Venezuela has taken and achieve what is most important for the years to come, an economic revolution that will free the productive forces of the country and successfully create real wealth for the general happiness of our people," Maduro said.
He went on to note that the people of Venezuela are in favor of the "economic revolution," however, work must be done to "perfect the plan, perfect the capacity for monitoring, analysis, statistics, driving economic actors and building our own model."
Maduro's statements were made at the start of a meeting with a group of experts from the Investigation Center of the Chinese State Council.
Li Wei, president of the organization, informed the Venezuelan president, about the transformations China has undergone in recent years as well as development projects in the works.
Maduro, for his part, emphasized that Venezuela's Economic Recovery, Growth and Prosperity Program is based on a book authored by former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Chinese economic experts, which was completed and signed on Sept. 14, 2014.
Maduro signed a series of strategic agreements with the Chinese government in areas such as technology, education energy, trade, culture, health on Saturday. The deals were ratified during the inauguration of the Venezuela-China Bilateral Business Forum, a working committee to promote bilateral relations between both countries.