The dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro and the Chinese regime consolidated their cooperative relations

Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolas Maduro, applauds after decorating China’s ambassador, Li Baorong, during an event to say goodbye to the ambassador, in Caracas, Venezuela, March 27, 2023. Zurimar Campos/Palacio de Miraflores/Handout via REUTERS (MIRAFLORES PALACE /)

The official United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) met this Tuesday with a delegation from the official Communist Party of China (CCP)who is visiting Caracas, with the aim of consolidating relations of friendship and cooperation.

In a brief press release, the PSUV indicated that, at the meeting, headed by the powerful Chavista deputy God given hair and Vice Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, lin mingxiangtopics such as “solidarity, internationalism and anti-imperialism” were discussed.

For his part, the Vice Minister for Latin America of Venezuela, Rander Penaindicated, in his Twitter account, that both formations are committed to cooperation with “shared gains” and the exchange of experiences.

At the beginning of May, the second of the Venezuelan regime, delcy rodriguezmet with the ambassador of China in the Caribbean country, Lan Huwhere they ratified the will of both nations to deepen bilateral relations.

The meeting, according to a press release, took place at the headquarters of the Vice Presidency, in Caracas, in which both officials discussed the idea of ​​strengthening relations as part of “the construction of a multipolar world.” without offering further details.

Maduro with Chinese leaders (EFE)
Maduro with Chinese leaders (EFE) (Miraflores Press /)

Last March, the Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, promised to work on the construction of “an alternative to capitalism” that promotes the shared development of nations, during a video conference, in the “High-level Dialogue with the Communist Party of China and political parties of the world.”

The president gave “all the support” of the Chavista regime and the Venezuelan people to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinpingfor the construction of a developed and egalitarian world, far from capitalist ideas.

He reaffirmed that Venezuela will support the initiative to build a “community of shared destinations”, raised during the event, and insisted on the need for dialogue and coordination between the countries of the world to “make diversity shine.”

On April 18, the Venezuelan regime agreed with China to reinforce the education and training program for scientists and researchers in the technological area, as reported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Caribbean country, without specifying how many people this exchange will reach.

In a press release, the regime indicated that the Minister of Science and Technology, Gabriela Jiménez, met in Caracas with representatives of China to “review and expand bilateral cooperation ties in space matters,” a framework signed, for the first time. , in January 2005.

The delegations “agreed to strengthen the program of training and human exchange, to continue training Venezuelan men and women in the scientific and technological area”, indicated the letter, which highlighted, among the topics addressed, the invitation to Venezuela to join the “Chinese lunar and deep space exploration”.

Huawei Recruitment

The renewed relationship with China has not gone unnoticed on Venezuelan state television, with frequent segments highlighting bilateral projects through 2023, such as a recent invitation from Beijing to help build a lunar base in about five years. Venezuela has no history of space exploration.

The Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co., which has been present in Venezuela for two decades, has hired more than 100 employees in Caracas in the last yearaccording to two of the people.

In 2019, Maduro asked Huawei to help build 4G technology across the country, just days after former President Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting Chinese telecommunications companies from selling their equipment in the US.

“It was never going to be the case that China just walked out” of Venezuela, said Margaret Myers, director of the Inter-American Dialogue and a fellow at the Wilson Center. “It was always going to be that he would bide his time.”

(With information from EFE)

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