The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco, landed this Sunday afternoon in Venezuela, where he plans “different meetings” with the authorities, including his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro, with the aim of “strengthening the bilateral cooperation agenda ”, reported the Foreign Ministry of the Caribbean country.
The Guinean president was received with honors at the Simón Bolívar International Airport of Maiquetía, which serves Caracas, where he was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yván Gil, according to images broadcast by the state channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV).
According to this public medium, Sissoco visits Caracas “to continue establishing ties of cooperation and brotherhood with President Nicolás Maduro,” who will receive him “in the next few hours.”
Both countries celebrated in April the 17th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, established in 2006, since when they have signed “22 agreements” of cooperation, in areas such as health, education, energy, mining, defense and anti-drugs, VTV said.
The Guinean president visited Venezuela last November, when he signed a joint declaration with Maduro aimed at deepening cooperation.
Last April, a mixed commission between Venezuela and Guinea-Bissau, installed in Caracas, signed 15 agreements in different strategic areas, including agriculture, public works, the judicial system, mining, and air and maritime transport.
The agreements, on which no further details were provided, were signed by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister and the Vice Prime Minister of the Interior and Public Order of the African nation, Soares Sambú.