21 | 08 | 2019

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez, Moscow, August 21, 2019

Madam Vice President,
Delcy,

We are very happy to welcome you and your delegation to Moscow and to be able to meet at the Foreign Ministry.

We maintain very close contacts. Since the start of 2019, I have met with my counterpart Jorge Arreaza; Vladimir Padrino Lopez, Defence Minister, and your colleague, Tareck El Aissami, Vice President in charge of economic issues, have also visited us here.

This Tuesday, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, confirmed that some months ago, senior officials of the Bolivarian Government have maintained contacts with representatives of the administration of Donald Trump under his authorization.

“If President Donald Trump someday wanted to talk seriously about the relations of the United States and Venezuela (…) make a plan to regularize and resolve this conflict, we are always prepared to talk”, said the national president, during the inauguration of the passenger terminal La Guaira – Naiguatá.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced the United States on Tuesday before the Security Council of the United Nations Organization (UN), condemning every one of the illegal actions and violations to the international law undertaken by his government against the economy and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people.

The information was released by the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.

As part of the visit to Russia of the high-level delegation of the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Vice-minister for Europe of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, Yván Gil, held a meeting on Tuesday with the Russian Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Riabkov.

The cordial meeting revolved around continuing to strengthen ties of friendship, cooperation and joint action between the two countries on the international stage.

Russian Foreign Vice-minister Sergey Riabkov said Tuesday that his government warned the United States about a possible blockade against Venezuela and Washington’s “hasty measures” against the South American country.

US media said on Tuesday that the head of the White House came to ask his advisors to study the possibility of undertaking a maritime blockade of the Latin American country, says a Latin Press note.

Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez

On August 21, Moscow will host talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez.

The parties will exchange opinions on the current issues of bilateral agenda related to the implementation of major joint projects in the economy, science, high technology and culture.

This Monday, from the National Palace in Mexico, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, welcomed the credentials of the new ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the Latin American country, Francisco Arias Cárdenas.

The protocol ceremony gave rise to a fraternal conversation between the two authorities, as announced by the Mexican president through his Twitter account @lopezobrador_

The Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez and the President of the Russian – Venezuelan High Level Intergovernmental Commission (CIAN), Yuri Ivánovich Borísov, held a working meeting in the city of Moscow, to strengthen the cooperation maintained by both nations since Several years ago in different areas.

The Venezuelan Vice President traveled to the Eurasian country to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and consolidate the new strategies that point to the development of our country.

The Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, arrived today to Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation, with the aim of continuing to strengthen the relations of brotherhood and cooperation between two nations.

Rodríguez, accompanied by the Minister for Economy and Finance, Simón Zerpa, the Vice Minister for Europe of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs (MPPRE), Yvan Gil and the Vice President of the Central Bank of Venezuela, Sohail Hernández, visits the Russian nation in order to strengthen strategic alliances to continue consolidating the path of the Eternal Commander Hugo Chávez and strengthen the Bolivarian Peace Diplomacy of President Nicolás Maduro.

In an interview with the newspaper Caracas, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, explained what are the channels and methods used by the Bolivarian Government to defend and combat the effects of the financial and commercial blockade imposed by Donald’s administration which has become official in recent days.

Given Trump’s total blockade of Venezuela, how do you plan to defend the country?

By all means. Through the path of international legality, denouncing before the multilateral, political, economic, commercial, legal organizations, from the point of view of international law, and of course, with our alliances with the emerging powers that generate a market and capabilities of exchange that are not under the control of the United States.

“In the framework of the criminal blockade that the government of Mr. Trump has issued against the Venezuelan government, the response of our people is: ‘No More Trump’, neither for Venezuela nor for humanity, because we know that this threatens international stability, world peace, to all humanity, and not only to Venezuela”.

This was stated on Friday by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, after the 431 Council of Ministers held in the Nestor Kirchner Hall of the Miraflores Palace; from where she also invited all the people to participate and stamp their rubric in defense of the nation.

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