Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Thursday said his government
does not recognize the independence of Kosovo from Serbia,
arguing that the move is part of "a plan of the empire" of
the United States "to continue to undermine governments around
According to Chávez, the declaration of Kosovo's independence may become "a very dangerous precedent" that may seriously harm peace worldwide.
Venezuela does not acknowledge Kosovo's independence. "We do protest against this, as this is part of the US pressure. I do not know how some countries in Europe accepted this. For example, would Italy like the southern region of Italy to become independent? Would any country like that? What about France, England or any country in Latin America?"
Further, Chávez showed "concern" that the United Nations are "playing along this game of the United States," a country Chávez branded as "decadent hopeless empire."
HYDROCARBONS Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Ramírez discussed on Monday with Russian authorities the status of the oil market and the sustained plunge in oil prices, the Venezuelan Foreign Office reported.
OIL Russia and Venezuela discussed joint actions to fight falling oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday after holding talks on Monday with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez.
PDVSA Russian oil giant Rosneft said on Monday that it had signed a new oil and byproducts supply agreement with Venezuelan state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa).