CARACAS, March 7. /TASS/. The Venezuelan State of Miranda is strengthening ties with Russian companies, particularly in the sphere of agriculture, Miranda Governor Hector Rodriguez told TASS in an interview on Thursday.
"Our ties are continually expanding," the governor said. "We export flowers, cocoa, industrial goods and fish to Russia. Russia abandoned several markets where it had procured fish earlier because of the tit-for-tat sanctions, so it will go from Venezuela now," he noted.
"Russian companies have already started settling down on the coast of the Miranda State, Rodriguez said.
Miranda already agreed on cooperation with the Moscow Region earlier and many students from that Venezuelan region are studying in Russia, he added.
Miranda is the second largest state in Venezuela. Oil and gas are not produced in its territory and its economic base is shaped by agriculture, industry, and services. A delegation from the province visited the Moscow Region in October 2018.