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President Maduro: Venezuela and Russia sign 12 new cooperation agreements

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, affirmed at the closing of the meeting of the Russian-Venezuelan High-Level Intergovernmental Commission that the meeting has been one of the best to continue with the advancing of the construction of a joint cooperation agenda until 2031.

“We can portray the relationship between Russia and Venezuela as a model, exemplary relationship between a gigantic Eurasian world power and a small South American country that is a moral strength for Bolívar and for Chávez”, the head of state said.

In his speech, the high dignitary also recognized Russia’s scientific trajectory. “As time has passed humanity has seen the emergence of a new, democratic Russia, an armored economy, a powerful industry, a powerful agriculture and a powerful people”, he said.

Bolivarian government accuses Colombian media of supporting aggression against the country

The Minister of Communication of Venezuela, Freddy Ñáñez, stated in the program Enclave Política broadcasted on the multistate TeleSUR that the hegemonic media only care about collaborating with the aggression against Venezuela.

“They don’t care about the veracity, the truth; they care to take another step in the direction of aggression against Venezuela”, said the Venezuelan minister. At the same time, he claimed that the Colombian conflict has been exported to create a theater of operations in Venezuela.

“We interpret the actions of armed irregular groups in Venezuela, which belong to the conflict in Colombia, a conflict that has been exported with an interest in creating a theater of operations against our country, in the context of a geopolitical strategy”, he explained.

Bolivarian National Armed Forces continues to fight Colombian irregular armed groups

Venezuela’s Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López reported that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) continues to defend the border territory in the state of Apure against Colombian irregular armed groups.

Padrino López asserted that in the border territory confrontations against these groups continue, denouncing that the Colombian authorities do not attempt to capture the illegal structures that operate in the country, “they cross the river – irregular groups – make their skirmishes and return to Colombia with the protection of their authorities”, he added.

Venezuela receives 50,000 new doses of the Sputnik V vaccine

Venezuela’s Minister of Health, Carlos Alvarado, reported through his official profile on the social network Twitter, that another 50,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine, from Russia, arrived in the country to continue the immunization campaign.

Alvarado pointed out in a tweet that he received the new batch at Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía with the Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza. Also present was the Russian ambassador to Venezuela, Sergey Mélik-Bagdasárov. In addition, the headline indicated that they expect to vaccinate 70 percent of the population before the end of the year.

President Nicolás Maduro urges the reduction of foreign debt of developing countries

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro urged rich countries to comprehensively restructure the external debt of lower-income nations in the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic.

The president spoke at a high-level meeting convened by the organisation of the United Nations on the Architecture of International Debt and Liquidity, arguing that restructuring will allow economic recovery in developing countries and prevent attempts to undermine their sovereignty. Maduro recalled that the pandemic affects all countries but not equally, because of the economic asymmetries that exist, manifested especially in smaller nations.

Venezuelan government approves Plan Oil for Vaccines

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that the Bolivarian Government approved the oil payment scheme for vaccines that will guarantee the immunization of 100 percent of all families living in Venezuela, while the resources of Venezuelans kidnapped by the United States and other countries are released into accounts and banks abroad.

“Venezuela has the oil tankers, the clients who buy the crude oil and would dedicate a part of its production to buying the vaccines it needs”, he announced during the presidential activity where he provided the weekly briefing of the fight against Covid-19.

The Bolivarian government of Venezuela rejects Facebook censorship against President Maduro

Venezuela’s Ministry of Communication and Information rejected a new arbitrariness from social network Facebook, in violation of articles 57 and 58 of the Constitution of the South American country by unjustifiably blocking President Nicolás Maduro’s official account for a period of 30 days.

The measure violates the rights of 1.2 million users of said account, to accurate and timely information in the country, the MINCI said through a communiqué.

Vice-President, Delcy Rodríguez appreciates the efforts of the WHO to distribute vaccines in the South American country

Executive Vice-President, Delcy Rodríguez thanked on behalf of Venezuela, the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) to distribute vaccines against Covid-19 through the COVAX mechanism, which will add to the Bolivian government’s vaccination process.

Rodríguez acknowledged the important role played by the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and the director of the Pan American Health Organization, Carissa F. Etienne, in the fight against this pandemic and for the life of humanity.

 Venezuela sues the US before the WTO for coercive measures

The Government of Venezuela sued the United States before the World Trade Organization (WTO) for the imposition of unilateral coercive measures, at the beginning of a meeting that ended up being suspended at the headquarters of the WTO in Geneva.

Venezuela’s Foreign Minister had reported that Venezuela was suing the United States before the World Trade Organization for the imposition of unilateral coercive measures, which violate international trade rules and said that “sooner rather than later, Venezuela will defeat by law what the United States intends to impose by force”.

Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza reaffirms its commitment to peace in its territory

The Venezuelan Government ratified its commitment to guarantee peace throughout its territory and had warned that any attempt to violate territorial integrity would have a strong response.

In a press release, Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza condemned the statements of the Colombian Foreign Ministry expressing special attention to the recent operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) in the border state of Apure.

According to the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the operations of the Armed Forces in the Colombia in the border state of Apure “they have the support of the Venezuelan people, who condemn the different forms of violence derived from more than 70 years of Colombian war”.

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