11 Mar 2019 18:17

Kosachyov calls for closer relations with Caracas

MOSCOW. March 11 (Interfax) - Russia can help Caracas resolve its current problems, Konstantin Kosachyov, head of the Federation Council foreign affairs committee, said.

"I think we need to meet more often to keep each other up to date, to compare our assessments, to understand what's going on, what should go on and what should not and what more Venezuela and Russia could do together to defend the international relations' principles of equality, respect for sovereignty and independence of states and non-interference in their domestic affairs," Kosachyov said at a meeting with Venezuelan Ambassador Carlos Rafael Faria Tortosa in Moscow on Monday.

Such meetings are necessary in order to obtain first-hand information on what is happening in Venezuela and assess how Russia's economic, humanitarian, political and parliamentarian capabilities "can help overcome the problems currently facing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in its development," Kosachyov said.