Russian deputy foreign minister meets with Venezuelan leader in Caracas
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said he met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during his visit to Caracas on Saturday, TASS reports.
"We had the honor to be received by President Nicolas Maduro," Ryabkov told reporters after the talks.
"We, on our part, tried to stress that, first of all, the strategic partnership between Russia and Venezuela is unshakable. Secondly, we are convinced that the country’s government led by President Nicolas Maduro is absolutely capable of overcoming the difficulties it is facing," the diplomat continued. "In this regard, the Venezuelan government has Russia’s full support."
The diplomat said the bilateral agenda was "very positive" and experienced "no negative effects of the current situation."