Venezuela says it is an “ally” of Russia but can do business with the United States

Istanbul, March 12, said Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Felix Plasencia, at the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, where he met today with the Head of Diplomacy of the European Union, Josep Borrell. “We are committed allies of the Russian government and we respect its president (Vladimir) Putin as a responsible member of the international community and we are convinced that he will do what is best for the people,” Plasencia said in an interview. Turkish Anatolia News Agency made in English. Meanwhile, Placencia strongly supported a hypothetical return of US oil companies to Venezuela after high-level contacts with Washington last week. “We have been doing oil business with American companies for a hundred years. We have never asked them to leave the country. I hope they will respect the sovereignty and legitimacy of my country. If they respect it, we can do a lot together in the oil trade,” Plasencia emphasized that Venezuela is currently producing one million barrels. daily and confirmed that it will reach two million barrels by the end of the year “with reliable partners such as Russia, China and Iran” although there will always be room to expand this trade with the United States.The European Union delegation in Ankara confirmed in a Twitter message that Placencia met today with The EU’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, did not give further details about the meeting.

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