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The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, attended this Friday the installation of the III Mixed Commission between Venezuela and Turkey where he highlighted the friendship and quality of bilateral relations, where strategic agreements were also signed.

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“We have made progress in the Joint Commission on issues such as air connections, trade, industry, medicine, among others. We are happy with how far we have advanced, but we can do more and we will do more,” President Maduro stressed.

At the same time, the Venezuelan head of state announced that in the near future he will be visiting Turkey in order to “accelerate the mutual cooperation plan.”



Similarly, the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution took advantage of the meeting to call on Turkish investors to invest in various spheres of the Venezuelan economy and trade.

At the beginning of his speech, the Venezuelan president extended his greetings to the people and the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and thanked this nation for its support of Venezuela against both the unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States (USA) and the help provided in the most difficult moments of the pandemic.

“We have been able to build a common path of cooperation, brotherhood and mutual benefit. Of respect for equality and shared profits”, asserted the president of Venezuela.



Turkey bets on strengthening relations with Venezuela

“We always believe in and support Venezuela. And we believe that our work will continue with great success,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The Turkish foreign minister assured that the Joint Commission will have concrete results and his part will follow up and will make “their maximum effort” to implement each point of each agreement.

“We have held nine working meetings (within the framework of the bilateral Commission), and we have signed seven agreements and a joint declaration,” Cavusoglu stressed.

Likewise, the senior Turkish official pondered that the collaboration between both countries has increased notably since 2018 to the point that in 2020 it tripled and today Turkey ranks first in Venezuela’s exports.

“We want to reiterate our rejection of the sanctions and that we will support the Bolivarian nation in the international framework,” the Turkish foreign minister concluded while sending greetings from Erdogan to the people and president of Venezuela.

“Venezuela and Turkey aim for deep cooperation”

The Sectoral Vice President of Economy, Tareck El Aissami, assured at the beginning of the closing of the Commission that Venezuela and Turkey “point to a deep cooperation as a result of the strengths they have in agricultural and livestock production, pharmaceuticals, transportation, energy development alternatives and other strategic sectors”.



In the balance offered on the exchange, El Aissami assured that these days of meetings at the highest level have allowed to increase the political dialogue and strengthen the bilateral strategic alliance with the expansion of the legal framework of cooperation.

According to data offered by the Venezuelan government official, this Friday it was agreed to sign eight instruments in the areas of youth, sports, industry, tourism, fishing and aquaculture, education, health and productive investment.

“The Joint Venezuela-Turkey Cooperation Commission, which to date has met twice, was created through the cooperation framework agreement between the two nations signed in the city of Ankara, which represents the highest instance of brotherhood between the two nations,” he detailed. the Venezuelan minister.

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