Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Executive Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez, Caracas, February 7, 2020
Madam Vice President,
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the invitation to visit Venezuela.
We have very close relations at all levels. Our presidents meet regularly. The last time they met was in Moscow in October 2019, where very important decisions were made to further develop our partnership. New approaches and mechanisms for our cooperation were agreed upon that were designed to protect economic relations between Russia and Venezuela from the illegal interference of the United States, which attempts to dictate its terms to other states and spread its legislation extraterritorially.