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Nicolas Maduro arrives in Ankara for Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony

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President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro He came to Turkey to attend the opening Recep Tayyip Erdoganwho won the election TeleSUR writes that the solemn ceremony will be held on June 3.

The Venezuelan leader arrived the day before, accompanied by his wife, Celia Flores.

Erdogan will enter the presidency for the third time in a row. More than 20 world leaders from Hungary, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Algeria, Rwanda and Kazakhstan are expected to attend the opening. Russia will be represented by President of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin.

Nicolas Maduro has repeatedly stated that he supports President Erdogan and views relations between Venezuela and Turkey as “strategic”. The parties discussed ways to strengthen cooperation during the new presidency of the Ankara leader.

“During the visit, all aspects of Turkey-Venezuela relations and steps to strengthen the partnership will be evaluated,” the Turkish government said in a statement.

In the first round of the elections held on 14 May, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan received 49.5% of the votes, while Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who went to the second round on 28 May, won with 52.2% of the votes.

In early June 2022, Maduro and Erdogan met in Ankara, where they expanded the scope of bilateral cooperation. Subsequently, more than 40 agreements were signed in various fields.

Despite the US sanctions against Venezuela, the trade turnover between Ankara and Caracas has exceeded one billion dollars and continues to grow.

Source: Riafan

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