Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and her Palestinian counterpart Riad al-Malk pledged to reinvigorate, deepen and strengthen bilateral relations, signing cooperation agreements in areas such as education, economy, trade, energy, agriculture, culture, tourism, communication, sports, defense and health.
At a meeting in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas Thursday, Rodriguez reaffirmed her country's support for the people of Palestine, highlighting the Palestinian struggle against illegal Israeli occupation whose zionist and expansionist policies forced the exile of some two million Palestinians and has narrow the country to the occupied Gaza Strip, West Bank and Golan Heights.
The Palestinian foreign minister expressed his country's warm feelings toward Venezuela and assured that Palestine identifies with Venezuela in the struggles and issues that the country advocates in defense of its people.
"The solidarity and support we receive from Venezuela are very important," the Palestinian foreign minister told a news conference. Speaking on behalf of his people, al-Malki expressed his appreciation for the work done by Venezuela when the South American country held the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council.