The Venezuelan Foreign Minister makes a visit to Turkey on Monday



Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza will make a visit to Turkey on Monday to discuss bilateral relations with Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

"During the meeting, bilateral relations between Turkey and Venezuela will be discussed, as well as current regional and international problems," says the note published on the website of the aforementioned Ministry.

The Turkish authorities have not yet revealed who Arreaza will meet.

The visit comes amid the serious crisis facing the Caribbean country, aggravated by growing tensions between the president, Nicolás Maduro, and the head of the Parliament of Venezuela, the opposition Juan Guaidó, recognized as president in charge for more than half a hundred of countries.

But not so for Turkey, whose head of State and Government, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has expressed his support for Maduro on more than one occasion.

The Eurasian country, an important supplier of food and other goods to Venezuela, has recently begun to refine and certify Venezuelan gold.

Both countries announced cooperation projects for the exploitation of coal and gold last year.

In addition, Turkish investments are being negotiated in the oil industry of the Latin American country.

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