Lavrov invited Maduro to visit Russia

CARACAS, 19 April. — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, to whom he conveyed a personal invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit Russia, Telesur reported.

“I want to convey to you a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin. He also asked me to verbally convey his best wishes and greetings. You have an invitation to visit Russia at any convenient time,” Lavrov told the President of Venezuela.

During the meeting at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Lavrov and Maduro discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the political and commercial spheres between the two countries.

For his part, the Venezuelan president stressed that he knows how “fruitful” Lavrov’s work was in Brazil – at the first stage of his journey – and now in Venezuela. “We will advance work on issues that unite us,” he told a Russian diplomat.

Earlier, the head of Russian diplomacy held a meeting with Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez and her colleague Ivan Gil Pinto.

During his stay in Caracas, Lavrov also met with Bolivian Foreign Minister Rogelio Maita, to whom he conveyed an invitation to President Luis Arce to visit Russia.

Venezuela is the second destination of the head of Russian diplomacy on his Latin American tour after a visit to Brazil on Monday. As part of this tour, which runs from April 17 to 21, the minister will also visit Cuba and Nicaragua.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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