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Venezuela, Paraguay agree to boost ties

Staff writer ▼ | July 31, 2014
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his Paraguayan counterpart Horacio Cartes agreed to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries.
Nicolas Maduro Horacio Cartes
Maduro and Cartes   Mercosur meeting in Caracas
Following his meeting with Cartes, on the sidelines of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) presidential summit in Caracas, Maduro said the two leaders have agreed to enhance financial cooperation and vowed to produce positive results as soon as possible.

"We wish to build economic relations that can be a strong base for solid relations between our peoples and leaders," said Mr. Maduro. He also said the two sides will meet soon to explore commercial possibilities involving public and private enterprises.

Mr. Cartes said he was confident that Venezuela-Paraguay relationship will return to its highest level. "Our commitment with the people is to bring close two nations with great history. We have that great opportunity now."