Venezuela and Benin strengthen cooperation ties in energy matters

Through a videoconference, a meeting was held between the directors of the Beninese Petroleum Society (SOBEH) of the Republic of Benin and a delegation of the Ministry of People’s Power for Petroleum, and Petroleos of Venezuela (PDVSA), with the aim of promoting the agenda of bilateral cooperation in energy matters.

In this sense, the General Director of SOBEH, Issifou Moussa Yari, began the meeting by highlighting that the Beninese Hydrocarbons Society is a very young company, created in 2013, interested in the training and education of its personnel, to consolidate the institution in favor of Benin.

Along the same lines, he pointed out that the activity “is like a historic meeting for Benin and SOBEH,” thus recognizing Venezuela’s experience as an oil country.

For his part, the vice president of International Affairs of PDVSA, Rander Peña, highlighted the importance of the virtual meeting in the context of South-South Cooperation promoted by Commander Hugo Chávez and President Nicolás Maduro, and detailed the extensive experience that Venezuela has, of more than one hundred years, in oil matters, which is available for the strengthening of the Beninese industry.

In this sense, the director of the Cabinet of the Minister of Water and Mines, Agustin Lawin, stressed the importance of technical training in all aspects of the oil industry and the total willingness to advance in the construction of a joint agenda.

Likewise, the president of the Venezuelan Institute of Petroleum Technology (Intevep), Yurbis Gomez, gave a brief presentation of the institution’s capabilities, which has been in existence for 46 years, developing research projects, simulation, engineering services, laboratories, among other areas, to propose training exchanges with the African country.

In another vein, the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Benin, Belén Teresa Orsini Pic, thanked those present for their willingness, hoping to advance soon in future agreements on energy matters.

21st Youth Forum of the Permanent Conference of Latin American Political Parties

On the other hand, the vice president of International Affairs of PDVSA, assured that more than 1,300 Young people participated in the 12st Youth Forum of the Permanent Conference of Political Parties of Latin America.

She explained that this space served as a reflection on the challenges of the region and its solutions in the post-pandemic. “Our America needs young people capable of building a future”, she said.

She explained that if there is any association that must be made between young people and the future, it is that they have the necessary drive to attract that future to the present, highlighting that from that logic, they are present constructors of what they have had to live.

“Young people are called upon to think about telework regulations, where it is essential to reach a new consensus in the creation or improvement of laws on the matter, in order to guarantee jobs, which under equal conditions in labor terms” , she indicated.

Likewise, she explained that the high international debt will be charged to citizens in the immediate future, with taxes, economic packages, restrictive economic policies, for which he urged that the due protection of the socio-economic rights of Latin Americans should be monitored. and Latin America at this time and after the COVID-19 situation.