Selaković met with Venezuela’s President Maduro

12. Aug 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Selaković met with President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro today in Caracas, at the end of his official visit to Venezuela.

Minister Selaković conveyed the greetings of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić to his Venezuelan counterpart.

The interlocutors discussed the further strengthening the traditionally friendly relations between Serbia and Venezuela.

Selaković emphasised the importance of the visit of the Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs to Venezuela after 12 years, especially considering that it was made in the year when the two countries were marking the140th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

Minister Selaković thanked President Maduro for the firm and principled position of Venezuela regarding the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Serbia and the unambiguous and unconditional support of Venezuela for Serbia in international organisations on issues of the highest national importance.

He also pointed out that mutual respect for the principles of international law, non-interference in the internal affairs of states and the right to sovereign policy, as well as mutual support of the two states was not new, it stemmed from cooperation in the Non-Aligned Movement, and thanked President Maduro for the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela at the Commemorative Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, held last October in Belgrade.

The interlocutors exchanged opinions on current regional and global issues, as well as ways to face those challenges, while safeguarding their national interests.

Minister Selaković noted that economic relations did not follow excellent political relations, and expressed expectations that this visit and signed agreements would be significant for the improvement of economic cooperation between the two countries, as well as cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.