The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received this Thursday at the Miraflores Palace a delegation from Cuba, headed by the deputy prime minister Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, the Cuban Foreign Ministry said today.

According to the information, the meeting is part of the Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement between the two nations, which seeks to consolidate mutual support in areas of interest.

The Cuban Minister of Agriculture, Ydael Jesús Pérez Brito, and the Cuban ambassador to the South American country, Dagoberto Rodríguez Barrera, also took part in the meeting.

Speaking about the meeting with the Cuban delegation, Maduro said on the social network Twitter that Cuba and Venezuela are strengthening the union and cooperation for joint development.
“I received the pleasant visit of the Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba, Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, the Minister of Agriculture, Ydael Jesús Pérez Brito and Ambassador Dagoberto Rodríguez. Both nations, Cuba and Venezuela, strengthen the union and cooperation for joint development”.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry report states that prior to the meeting with the Venezuelan president, the Cuban delegation met with the Venezuelan vice-president, Delcy Rodríguez, to examine common projects aimed at guaranteeing the right to food in both countries.

Rodríguez added in a statement that Venezuela and Cuba signed agreements in 2021 on livestock, fish farming, agriculture and the production of cereals, legumes and tubers.

The Venezuela-Cuba Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement was signed on 30 October 2000 by Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro and Bolivarian leader Hugo Chávez.