Russia vs Ukraine: Venezuela calls itself Moscow’s “ally”, but is open to doing business with the US
Venezuela is a Russia’s ‘committed ally’ But am open to doing business with her United State (EU), Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia said at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, where on March 12 he met the EU’s head of diplomacy, Josep Borrell.
We are committed allies of a government Russia We respect your President (Vladimir) Putin as a responsible member of the international community and We are convinced that he will do what is best for people.” Plasencia said in an interview with the Turkish Anadolu Agency, conducted in English.
Placencia also strongly supported a hypothetical return of US oil companies to Venezuela Following high-level contacts with Washington last week.
“We have been doing oil business with American companies for a hundred years. We have never asked them to leave the country,” he said. I hope you will respect the sovereignty and legitimacy of my country. If they respect it, we can do a lot together in the oil business.” Minister said.
Placencia confirmed that Venezuela is currently producing one million barrels petroleum Newspapers have reported that it will reach two million people by the end of the year “With reliable partners, such as Russia, China and Iran”, He stressed that although there will always be room to expand this trade to the United States.
The EU delegation in Ankara confirmed in a Twitter message that Placencia met today with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, but did not give further details about the meeting.
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