Venezuela It is considered an important partner for Russia, countries united by the ties of friendship and cooperation, based on mutual respect, highlighted on Monday the director for Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Schetinin.
During a special program broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión (VTV), Schetinin stressed that Russia is open to establishing cooperative relations with Latin American countries, with which they have common interests for a better world.
“We are open to cooperation with friendly countries, including those of Latin America, in various fields such as industry, agriculture, infrastructure, among others,” he said.
Oil and gas: economic pillars
Regarding the energy issue, the director for Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Alexander Schetinin, stressed that both Russia and Venezuela are based on the premise that traditional energy sources such as oil and gas will continue to being pillars of the world economy, for a foreseeable future.
In this sense, he added that Russia is in favor of the diversification of energy sources, of the green economy criteria, among others.
On the subject of renewable energy, he indicated that “it still deserves an economic approach that demonstrates its profitability to be a main source of energy for the development of the world economy.”
At this point, he stressed that Russia and Venezuela play a transcendental role in the sustainable maintenance of the world economy.
Charter of the United Nations: fundamental document
For Alexander Schetinin, there are no alternatives to the procedure established in the United Nations Charter.
“At its base it is a fundamental document, international law is also the rules agreed upon by the whole world, they cannot be replaced by any other convenient procedure for a group of states that will try to impose on the whole world” a vision of the world, said.
Faced with these scenarios of trying to impose a single vision of the world, of those obsolete measures to establish unilateralism, Alexander Schetinin emphasized the experience and perseverance of the Government of Venezuela, in terms of solving its problems without any destructive interference from outside, advancing against the crisis as a stronger country.
To this end, he indicated that “it is important to continue consolidating cooperation of both countries and of practical and humanitarian ties, both in the international arena, as well as in the economic, commercial, and educational fields, among others.”