Venezuela and Turkey to Strengthen Energy Cooperation

Venezuelan Vice President for Economy and Minister for Petroleum, Tareck El Aissami, held a bilateral meeting this Sunday with the Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of the Republic of Turkey, Alparslan Bayraktar.

“New times are coming, and from Venezuela we can establish all kinds of relationship and cooperation with Turkey to strengthen and guarantee the development of the people of both nations,” said El Aissami after the end of the meeting, according to a press release.

For his part, Turkish Vice Minister Bayraktar expressed that he was grateful for the reception and pointed out that “this visit shows the commitment of our presidents and their desire to promote this cooperation.”

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After the bilateral meeting, both authorities conducted a tour of the José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical Industrial Complex, located in the Bolívar municipality of Anzoátegui state, to evaluate and to discuss on enhancing the operations of this important industry that aims to promote the development of petrochemicals in Venezuela.

The president of the state-owned petroleum company Petróleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anónima (PDVSA), Asdrubal Chávez, and the vice presidents of Planning and Refining, Héctor Guillermo Felizola and Gabriel Rafael Oliveros, respectively, also participated in the meeting.

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The Turkish ambassador to Venezuela, Sekvi Şevki Mütevellioğlu accompanied the Turkish Deputy Minister of Energy during the meeting and the tour of the premises of the said industrial complex.

Turkey and Venezuela have various agreements in areas such as economy, defense, health, energy, trade, finance, education, science, tourism and culture.


Featured image: After the bilateral meeting, both authorities toured the José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical Industrial Complex. Photo courtesy of PDVSA.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/SC

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