Russia could send more military experts to Venezuela if necessary, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Ryabkov said he had not discussed possible help from Russia in the restructuring of Venezuela’s foreign debt, during his last visit to Venezuela in the framework of the summit of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Mnoal).
“On this occasion, this issue did not arise,” the diplomat told the press after the ministerial meeting of the Coordination Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.
On June 21, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, visiting Caracas, met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Rusia podría enviar más expertos militares a Venezuela si fuera necesario, declaró el vicecanciller ruso, Serguéi Riabkov, en su última visita a este país en el marco de la cumbre del #MNOAL #MnoalConsolidaLaPaz https://t.co/DkjrSzBL0X pic.twitter.com/Q9gbgYqME4
— Sputnik Mundo (@SputnikMundo) July 21, 2019
“We were honored to have been received by the country’s president, Nicolás Maduro,” Ryabkov told reporters in the corridors of the Mnoal Coordination Bureau meeting.
The vice chancellor also held a meeting with the executive vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, without giving more details on the issues addressed.
In turn, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro described his meeting with Ryabkov as positive.
Translated by JRE/EF