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Russian-Venezuelan talks

December 5, 2018, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region

Vladimir Putin held talks with President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President,

I am very glad to see you in Moscow again, to touch base on the situation in the region and, of course, discuss the development of bilateral relations.

We realise and know that the situation in Venezuela remains difficult. We support your efforts to achieve mutual understanding in the society as well as to settle relations with the opposition.

Of course, we condemn any actions of clearly terrorist nature and any attempts to change the situation by force.

Mr President, in previous years our economic relations have been through very difficult times with a significant decrease in mutual trade, but we have managed to stop this negative trend and can see some growth this year.

I am very glad to see you. Welcome.

President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro (retranslated): I am very glad to be here once again.

I know that everything that will happen will be for the better. We have got on our feet and we are winning.

We faced various threats and aggression but we have always learnt from these events. Our region has been seen this way for more than a hundred years.

I think we have found the point that helps us survive and launch a rather full, comprehensive economic programme that fully complies with the economic relations between Russia and Venezuela.

I am sure that the results of this meeting will be good news in terms of cooperation between our countries and our economies.


December 5, 2018, Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow Region