Cuban Vice President Visits Venezuela

Cuban Vice President Visits VenezuelaCaracas, Jan 3. -Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura begins a working visit to Venezuela on Monday and will focus on the assistance Cuban collaborators are giving to thousands of landslide and flooding victims.

Machado was received by Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro, President of the National Assembly Cilia Flores, and Cuban Ambassador Rogelio Polanco.

The vice president is expected to meet with Venezuelan government representatives to discuss issues of bilateral interest for strengthening cooperation between both countries, according to a Foreign Ministry communiqué.

Machado will assess the work of the Cuban mission in Venezuela with regards to the aid provided by cooperation workers to those affected by recent heavy rainfall.

Venezuela and Cuba, as members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America, maintain important agreements in matters of energy, health and education. (Prensa Latina)