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The Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, held a meeting this Friday in Caracas with the Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba, Alejandro Gil, in which the deep relations of friendship and strategic cooperation between the two countries were reaffirmed.

This meeting took place in the context of the stay of the also Minister of Economy and Planning of Cuba on his visit to Caracas since last August 24, where he developed a broad work agenda, the Presidency reported on its website.

Today #26Ago, I had a pleasant meeting with Alejandro Gil Fernández, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning of Cuba.

We review the broad map of cooperation that our countries carry out in different sectors.

Cuba and Venezuela, Unbreakable Brotherhood!

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– Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) August 26, 2022

During his visit to this capital, Gil also met with Vice President Delcy Rodríguez in order to review the progress of bilateral relations, exchanged with officials from the island's embassy here about the Cuban reality and shared with collaborators at the Center Salvador Allende Comprehensive Diagnosis.

Vice President Rodríguez, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Caribbean, Raúl Li Causi, and the head of the Central Bank of Venezuela, Calixto Ortega, attended the meeting at the Miraflores Palace on the Venezuelan side.

The president of the Development and Export Bank and the Venezuelan Foreign Trade Corporation, Héctor Obregón, also participated, the source said.

On the Cuban side, Dagoberto Rodríguez, the island's ambassador here, and Roberto López, deputy minister of Foreign Trade and technical secretary of the Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement, attended.

Photo: @NicolasMaduro

Both countries maintain an extensive exchange of cooperation in different sectors that include health, economy, education, sports, communication, food, science and energy.

The Comprehensive Cuba-Venezuela Cooperation Agreement emerged in October 2000 at the initiative of commanders Fidel Castro (1926-2016) and Hugo Chávez (1954-2013) under the principles of solidarity, brotherhood and complementarity.

In its two decades of implementation, it has been strengthened despite the challenges imposed by the US blockade against both States, increased in recent years with new coercive measures that violate the principles of international law and the peaceful coexistence of peoples.

Official data from the island revealed that up to October of last year, official cooperation projects amounted to 1,487, and more than 255,000 collaborators served on the land of Simón Bolívar.

On May 10, Maduro reported on a creative and profound refounding of the cooperation map between the two countries to expand mutual support 2022-2030.

(With information from PL)