Venezuela reinforces ‘strategic agenda’ with India

Caracas, Jan 5 (EFE).- Venezuela reinforced the “strategic agenda” it shares with India in a meeting between Foreign Minister Carlos Faría and the Indian ambassador to the country, Abhishek Singh, on Thursday.

“Complying with the guidelines of President Nicolás Maduro and under the principles of Bolivarian peace diplomacy, we began this 2023 with a fruitful meeting with Ambassador Abhishek Singh, where we reinforced the strategic and development agenda between Venezuela and India,” Faria said in a message posted on Twitter.

In a statement, the Venezuelan foreign ministry said that, during the meeting, the foreign vice minister for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Capaya Rodríguez, and the Indian ambassador also “set up the second meeting of consultations on foreign affairs between both countries.”

“They reviewed issues of national and international interest, trade and economy, pharmacy, health, oil, digital government, Ayurveda, mining, education, science and technology, culture, agribusiness, tourism, NAM (Non-Aligned Movement), human rights, climate change,” the ministry added.

In September, Faría and Singh held a similar meeting to strengthen ties, of which no further details were disclosed.

The two countries agreed in March last year to strengthen bilateral trade, especially in the textile and pharmaceutical sectors, after a meeting between officials of the Venezuelan commerce ministry and Indian authorities. EFE


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