To conclude the official visit of the Vice president of Social and Territorial Development of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Aristobulo Isturiz, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Thursday held a meeting of solidarity driven by workers, teachers, college students and many of the Nigerian communities that are organized in support of Venezuela.
During the event, Vice President Istúriz, reported on the struggle faced by the Venezuelan people against the illegal blockade imposed by the administration of Donald Trump, by preventing financial transactions and the purchase of food, medicines and treatments for Venezuelan patients.
Vicepresidente de la República Federal de #Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, recibe al Vicepresidente Sectorial de la República Bolivariana de #Venezuela, Aristóbulo Istúriz, en la Villa Presidencial de Abuja. Se prevé incrementar los mecanismos de cooperación y realizar la Comisión Mixta. pic.twitter.com/5hcsBxuLFS
— Cancillería Venezuela ?? (@CancilleriaVE) June 11, 2019
“Why is the blockade criminal? Because it prevents operations with Venezuelan money in international banks and with it the payment of bone marrow transplants, which can not be done in Venezuela,” said the Vice President, referring to Venezuelans who until recently were benefited by health agreements, through which their treatment was carried out in Italy, and is today paralyzed due to the retention of money in international financial institutions.
The Vice president of Social and Territorial Development who was accompanied by the Deputy minister for Africa in the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Yuri Pimentel, described his visit as satisfactory, while noting the importance of strengthening ties with Nigeria and the rest of the African countries.
“For us it has a high meaning, the presence and relationship of Venezuela with Africa. From the historical point of view this continent contributes a lot to the Venezuela of today “.
Venezuela increases cooperation mechanisms in various fields
The working agenda developed in the African country included a bilateral meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, where the intention was to increase cooperation and exchange mechanisms of mutual interest.
Also, from the city of Abujas, the President of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, Moustapha Cisse Lo, exchanged views with the Venezuelan authorities on the cooperation mechanisms between Venezuela and the countries of West Africa.
Also, the sectoral vice-president of Social and Territorial Development, Aristóbulo Istúriz, held an important meeting with the Nigeria Labor Congress, the largest union in Nigeria, where they read a communique in support of Venezuela, given the constant attacks by the American imperialism.
Translated by JRE/EF