The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting on Monday with the former head of the Government of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas (capital), describing the visit as pleasant.
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“Pleasant visit from the former president of the Government of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, whom we thank for his support for the dialogue and understanding undertaken with the different sectors in our country,” said the president through his account on the social network Twitter.
Rodríguez Zapatero previously participated in a forum, supporting the presence of Venezuela as one of the guarantor countries in the framework of the progress of the peace process between the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN).
Also present at the meeting were the executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez; the president of the National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez; and the first combatant, Cilia Flores.
Rodríguez Zapatero has been a mediator in the dialogues between the Government and the Venezuelan opposition, as well as an observer in the regional and municipal elections held on November 21, 2021.
Egyptian Ambassador delivers credentials
On the other hand, President Maduro received the credentials of the Egyptian ambassador, Kareem Essam El-Din Amin, accrediting him as the representative of the African nation in the country.
“With the brotherhood that unites us, we will further strengthen the areas of bilateral cooperation, respect and deep friendship,” said the Venezuelan president.
The diplomat has served as plenipotentiary minister and deputy secretary general of the Egyptian Agency for Development Partnership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 2020 to the present, among other positions held.
For its part, the Venezuelan government has highlighted that diplomatic relations between the two countries have been based on cooperation, and that on November 15 they will celebrate their 72nd anniversary.