CARACAS ( Associated Press) – President Nicolas Maduro returned to Venezuela on Saturday accompanied by the head of a delegation, which undertook a 12-day visit to six allies as part of an effort to deepen ties with them.
The return came just a day after several positive cases of COVID-19 were detected among the members of his delegation.
The visit – which included Turkey, Algeria, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar and Azerbaijan – was recorded at a time when the South American country was trying to increase its trade ties with allied countries in response to economic sanctions imposed by the United Nations. efforts can be made to eliminate the effects of States have imposed a Maduro government and revived the national economy.
“An essential tour at the right time,” Maduro assured upon arrival in Caracas. “From this week we are going to have a meeting with businessmen from these countries to sign specific investment agreements in Venezuela in gas, oil, petrochemical, refining, food production,” he said.
On Friday, Maduro spoke via videoconference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev after his face-to-face meeting was canceled due to the detection of the new coronavirus following his arrival in Baku.
The Azerbaijani ruler commented that the meeting would be beneficial even though it was online. This is Maduro’s third visit to Azerbaijan since becoming president in 2013.
The tour was announced after US President Joe Biden refused to invite him to the America Summit, which took place in Los Angeles last week.
During the visit, Maduro also met with the leaders of Turkey, Algeria, Iran, Kuwait and Qatar. He also met Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran.
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