Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela next week to address the international, regional and bilateral agenda and strengthen ties with these three countries.
The information was confirmed by the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajarova, and was published on the Twitter account of the Foreign Affairs portfolio.
The head of Russian diplomacy will begin his tour of Latin America next Wednesday, when he will meet in Santiago de Cuba with his counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez.
On the 6th, he will arrive in Mexico, where he will meet with the Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, in order to exchange views on the bilateral, international and regional agenda, and to strengthen his coordination on the multilateral platforms.
After passing through Mexico, Lavrov will visit Venezuela on the 7th, in order to meet with the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, the Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, and Chancellor Jorge Arreaza.
“Will be exchanged views on the situation in and around Venezuela, the perspectives of a political solution on internal disagreements based on a national dialogue, in line with the Constitution and without destructive or military external interventions”, affirmed Zajárova.
Russia and Venezuela have signed in the last 18 years about 260 cooperation agreements in mining, oil, economic, energy, food and military matters. “We plan to address the bilateral agenda and practical steps to increase cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy, the mining industry, transport, agriculture, medicines, pharmaceuticals and military-technical cooperation”, added the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Likewise, Lavrov wants to discuss with the Government of President Maduro the plans to coordinate bilateral cooperation in the international arena, especially as regards the fight against “illegal unilateral sanctions that undermine the socioeconomic situation in Venezuela,” he added.
“# Zajárova: 07.02 S. # Lavrov will visit #Venezuela where he plans to hold negotiations with the Executive Vice President @DrodriguezVen, and Chancellor @jaarreaza. The head of Russian diplomacy will be welcomed by the President of #Venezuela @NicolasMaduro”