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Russia, Venezuela to sign over 20 cooperation agreements in April — Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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MOSCOW, March 27. /TASS/. Russia and Venezuela plan to sign about 20 agreements on cooperation in various spheres, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in an interview with Russia’s Channel One aired on Wednesday.

"In April, a high-level working session on intergovernmental cooperation between Russia and Venezuela will take place. We will sign over 20 documents on cooperation in economy, trade, culture, energy and education," he said.

According to the Venezuelan leader, ties between the two states have become stronger in the past 20 years.

"Our cooperation is mutually beneficial, and our relations will only get better with time," he said.

Besides, Maduro thanked Russia for its humanitarian assistance to Venezuela.

"Two weeks ago, a real humanitarian delivery came to us, a shipment measuring in tonnes. Soon we expect another aid delivery, with medicines," he said.

Earlier, Maduro announced that the country was to receive about 300 tonnes of humanitarian cargo from Russia, primarily medicines.