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Erdogan in Venezuela to Sign Agreements with Maduro


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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 20:23 GMT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Venezuela on Sunday for a visit which will include signing cooperation agreements with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan government announced.

Erdogan was greeted by Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced the presidential visit on September 21 during his visit to Caracas but did not specify when.

Cavusoglu said the two leaders could "sign several agreements."

Maduro, facing a major political and economic crisis, visited Turkey on July 8 to attend Erdogan's inauguration ceremony and met with investors and businessmen.

Maduro, who was re-elected President of Venezuela in May in a ballot not recognised by a large segment of the international community, begins his second term on 10 January.

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