Salman Khurshid, India's Foreign Affairs Minister, just had a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister, Elias Jaua and discussed India buying more Venezuelan oil in addition to other areas of development. President Maudro will pay an official state visit to India in 2014. Venezuela is using this trip to build closer ties with India and other BRIC countries like Russia and china.That's the future for developing nations NOT THE BANKRUPT WESTERN COUNTRIES. Jaua speaks in this video from India. - Brother Raphael Lall
President Nicolas Maduro will travel to India in 2014
The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, visit India in 2014, said Friday in New Delhi Foreign Minister Elias Jaua after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid.
Jaua, who traveled to India accompanied by a large delegation of nine deputy ministers , made ??the announcement in a statement to reporters after a press conference with Khurshid occasion of the second joint commission between the two countries-the first was in 2005 -.
Last September the Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Shri Veerapa Moily, had already announced during a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Rafael Ramirez that his Government had formally invited Nicolas Maduro to visit India.
Ramirez then said Maduro's visit would take place "soon".
At his arraignment today Kurshid Jaua also described the meeting with his Indian counterpart of "excellent", and highlighted the issues discussed between the pursuit of increased energy cooperation.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister said that the energy relationship between India and Venezuela is key, because with the sale of 130 million barrels a year, the South American country is the second largest supplier of oil to the Asian giant, second only to Iran.
Jaua announced that cooperation in this area with India will increase with the implementation of investments in both countries to increase the exploitation of the Orinoco Oil Belt, which is recalled that "the largest oil reserves in the world."
The Venezuelan minister also stressed that his country is also interested in increasing agricultural cooperation with India and technology transfer projects.
Meanwhile, Khurshid said in the same sense the interest of India to be more present in Venezuela, especially in sectors such as heavy industry, technology, textiles and automobile parts.
Jaua, who arrived this morning at the Indian capital, the Asian giant will leave tomorrow to return to Caracas.