The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday that its government has sent a shipment of medicines like insulin to Venezuela, as part of the strategic alliance agreement signed between the two nations this year.
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajárova said that "last week the first batch of insulin was delivered to Venezuela, with at least 200,000 units.
The Russian official pointed out that next year the plan is to send 5 million more packages of medicines as part of the humanitarian technical aid that the South American country receives, after the economic, financial and commercial blockade by the United States.
"The delivery of the shipments will provide vital medicines for more than 400,000 citizens who suffer from diabetes and who are treated by the public health system," Zajárova added.
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Russian authorities have reiterated that Venezuela represents an important strategic partner for the Eurasian nation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on its website that on December 13th a shipment of insulin arrived, complying with strict health controls and security measures to be distributed in the national public health system.
During the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia and Venezuela signed a strategic alliance agreement in order to meet the demand of Venezuelans who require medicine, as well as to outline Russian-Venezuelan cooperation in the humanitarian field.