Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago expand strategic cooperation

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Caracas, 24 Sep. AVN.- A Venezuelan delegation composed of Vice President for Economic Area, Rodolfo Marco Torres, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriguez and Minister for Oil and Mining and president of oil company PDVSA, Eulogio Del Pino traveled to Trinidad and Tobago to expand the strategic and cooperative partnership with this Caribbean nation.

Marco Torres, also Minister of Finance, said in his Twitter account that this visit will be an opportunity to review bilateral strategic agenda. He also announced that representatives from both countries will spend their time sharing ideas in working groups to evaluate strategies for common development.

For her part, Chancellor Delcy Rodriguez said that during the meeting with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Christopher Rowley, who took office on September 9, they discussed the scope of "joint energy projects, bilateral and regional relationship."

"We visited Trinidad and Tobago's new Prime Minister Keith Rowley. We brought the greetings of President Maduro and the Venezuelan people. We are pleased to be the first foreign visit Rowley receives. We reaffirm the ties of friendship between the two fraternal peoples" said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, through @DrodriguezVen.

In February, President Nicolas Maduro met with his Trinidadian counterpart, Anthony Carmona, to implement cooperation agreements on energy, trade and tourism, as well as security, education and culture.

In this regard, a comprehensive energy partnership was agreed for the joint development of gas fields, which are located in the maritime border between the two countries.

Both countries also agreed to establish new formulas of balanced trade, consisting of new mechanisms to exchange energy production capacities of both countries.

"We have advanced in the commission of permanent consultation at the highest level to discuss all the issues of cooperation with a new rhythm of work ... A new form of fair or compensated trade ... A very active trade," said the Venezuelan president at that time, during a press conference in Port of Spain.

Maduro appointed Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez to oversee the agreements on air and sea transport, as well as the expansion of the tourist routes between Venezuela and the Caribbean island.

During his visit to the Caribbean nation, the head of state also stressed the oil and gas potential, and food production and minerals of both nations to achieve a sustainable and integral development.

24/09/2015 - 01:09 pm