1 Mar 2019 14:48

Moscow, Caracas set to bolster economic relations - Lavrov

MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - Russia and Venezuela have planned measures aimed at bolstering bilateral trade, investment, and financial relations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following talks with Venezuelan Vice-President Delcy Rodriguez.

"We think the best way to help the Venezuelans is to expand practical, pragmatic, and mutually advantageous cooperation. Hence, we have planned measures which aim to strengthen trade, investment, industrial, and financial relations in furtherance of the agreements reached by the presidents, Putin and Maduro, in Moscow in December of last year," Lavrov said.

"Russia will continue to assist the Venezuelan authorities in resolving its socioeconomic problems by means of legitimate humanitarian assistance," he said.