Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua is expected to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in May 29.
"The negotiations between Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jaua - who will be in Russia as head of the delegation to hold the tenth meeting of the high-level intergovernmental Russian-Venezuelan committee - will take place in Moscow on May 29. This is the first visit of Jaua as the Venezuelan foreign minister," the Russian Foreign Ministry posted a statement on its website.
"During the meeting the minister will exchange opinions on main issues of the bilateral agenda with the emphasis on advancing political dialogue and cooperation on the international arena," the document said. "Lavrov and Jaua will pay special attention to discussing regional problems and topics of enhancing the Russian-Venezuelan cooperation in multi-party organizations," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
According to the statement, "following the talks the ministers will sign a plan of political consultations between the Russian and Venezuelan Foreign Ministries for 2015-2018."
"Venezuela is one of Russia's leading partners in Latin America and on the international arena, cooperation with it is of a strategic character," the Russian Foreign Ministry said, Interfax reports.
"Our countries support forming a more just and multi-polar world order based on the supremacy of international law with a central and coordinating role of the UN on issues concerning maintaining global peace and security. Acting this way, Russia and Venezuela show unity in their assessments of events in Ukraine, and support consistently resolving the situation in Syria and the nuclear program with solely political and diplomatic methods and using truly democratic principles in international relations, including in the human rights direction," the statement said.
At the same time, "taking into account the significance of Venezuela for the entire Latin American region, we express solidarity with the friendly people of this state and our strong support for the course of [Venezuelan President] Nicolas Maduro's government aimed at not allowing the destabilization of the domestic political situation and organizing nationwide dialogue in the interests of overcoming disagreements existing in Venezuelan society in the constitutional field and without destructive interference from the outside," the document said.
Venezuela is Russia's second trade and economic partner in Latin America after Brazil, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
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