Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Visiting Venezuela

“The relationship between the Russian Federation and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is a deep and historical relationship, from people to people, and from government to government, it is an exemplary relationship between the two countries.”

In this way, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has described the relations of friendship and cooperation that have been forged by the Eurasian and South American nations during the last two decades, not only at the bilateral level but also in the multilateral sphere.

On February 7, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will travel to Venezuela on an official visit that will allow both governments to strengthen the already strong ties between Caracas and Moscow.

The Russian Foreign Minister will hold meetings with the Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez, and his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, before being received by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

“Exchanges between Venezuela and Russia are getting closer and more frequent,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said in August 2019, after meeting in Moscow with the Russian Foreign Minister.

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The high-ranking Venezuelan official also evaluated the cooperation agenda with the co-chair of the High Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN) and the deputy prime minister of Russia Yuri Borísov.

State Visit
In September 2019, the Venezuelan president traveled to Moscow and met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, with the intention of strengthening the historical relations of exchange and respect between the two countries.

The presidents of Venezuela and Russia addressed on that occasion a set of issues inherent to the bilateral alliance and other matters of regional importance, the strategic cooperation map being ratified.

The Russian president took advantage of the occasion to ratify the full support of his country and his government with his Venezuelan counterpart.

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Foreign policy
After the visit of President Nicolás Maduro to Russia, the foreign ministers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Russian Federation, Jorge Arreaza and Sergey Lavrov, signed an agreement whereby the consultation plan was established between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries for the years 2019-2022.

The document stipulates the consultation mechanisms on bilateral relations issues, as well as regional and international issues that represent mutual interest.

In the multilateral sphere, the role of the United Nations in strengthening international peace and security, the inadmissibility of revising existing legal international standards, the consolidation of the principle of non-interference legislation in internal affairs of sovereign States was raised, including the non-recognition of coups as a method of government change and the rejection of the extraterritorial application of national legislation.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Russian Federation have forged an important strategic alliance that has enabled the signing of hundreds of bilateral cooperation agreements in different areas, mainly in energy, economic, technological, industrial, and military matters, sparked by the then President Hugo Chávez whose geopolitical vision proposed the construction of a multicentric and multipolar world.

Source URL: Venezuelan MFA