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Venezuelan foreign minister wants 'deeper' relations with Turkey

Turkey and Venezuela have grown close in recent years, despite US opposition to the South American country’s government.
Newly appointed Venezuelan Foreign Minister Felix Plasencia attends a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Aug. 24, 2021.

Venezuela’s foreign minister continued his visit to Turkey Monday pledging to strengthen ties between the two states.

“There is an effort to strengthen the relations between our countries, to increase cooperation and solidarity,” Felix Plasencia told Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency. “The government of [Venezuelan President] Nicolas Maduro goes deeper into investment and trade.”

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