1 Mar 2019 16:47

Russia, Venezuela to broaden cooperation, sign new agreements in April - vice-president

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - Moscow and Caracas are preparing a package of new agreements to be discussed by their intergovernmental commission, Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez said.

"We are preparing to broaden our cooperation and to sign new agreements in addition to 264 existent ones which were concluded at the intergovernmental commission," Rodriguez said at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"The intergovernmental commission will hold its next meeting in April, and new agreements will be signed," Rodriguez said.

According to Rodriguez, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered all members of his administration to deepen relations and strategic partnership with Russia.

The bilateral high-level intergovernmental commission is chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov and Venezuelan Vice-President for Economic Affairs Vilmar Castro Soteldo.