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Telephone conversation with President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro

May 18, 2017

At Venezuela’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro.

Mr Maduro briefed Mr Putin on the internal political situation in Venezuela and on measures taken to resolve the crisis. The Russian President wished the Venezuelan government success in their efforts to return the situation in the country to normal and stressed the importance of resolving the current problems by acting within the law and in accordance with Venezuela’s legislation.

The two presidents discussed current matters regarding the strategic partnership between the two countries and implementation of mutually advantageous projects in various areas.

They also discussed the situation on the global oil market, including in the context of implementing agreements between OPEC member countries and non-OPEC countries on adjustments to oil production volumes.

May 18, 2017