Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has confirmed that his country will guarantee the best conditions to encourage foreign investment, integration and joint work for economic and social developments.
Speaking at the end of the first Turkey-Venezuela Business Forum in the Turkish capital Ankara, Maduro stressed that his nation has large reserves of strategic minerals such as coltan and thorium.
"Welcome, come and work for Venezuela, in the field of economy in the best conditions that we can offer. It is time for investment, work, technology and the joint work of two sister nations," he said.
Maduro also urged members of his cabinet to facilitate the consolidation of trade relations with the allied countries, to boost the Bolivarian Economic Agenda. "I urge the ministers, the chancellor of the Republic, the people in charge of economic matters, I ask all of us to comply with every signed commitment, to make the path of integration and development easy, to end bureaucracy."
Venezuela and Turkey signed five cooperation agreements on trade, the economy, agriculture and tourism during his visit.
The Joint Commission for both countries promised to deepen ties in other sectors including air transport, shipping and security.