The two countries signed three diplomatic, scientific and cultural agreements
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, signed Tuesday night three agreements to promote scientific, cultural and diplomatic relations, after a private meeting they held in the headquarters of the Venezuelan foreign ministry, in Caracas.
One of the agreements provides for the creation of a Russian scientific and cultural center in Caracas, in order to bring the people of both countries closer together.
The top diplomats also signed a consultation plan between the two foreign ministries from 2011 to 2014, in view of the strategic nature of the relations between Moscow and Caracas. They also signed a joint statement that sums up the scope of the bilateral meeting, which focused on the search of mechanisms to consolidate the building of a multipolar world, state-run news agency Agencia Venezolana de Noticias (AVN) reported.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."