Maduro says China, Venezuela work together to build new multipolar world
President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday Venezuela and China were at the forefront of building a multipolar world of peer relationship with new profit-sharing schemes.
In his television program, "In Touch with Maduro," the Venezuelan leader spoke of the potential of the Asian giant and said its relationship with his country touched all aspects of Venezuelan society.
"China practises international relations on the basis of equality. It shows that, just starting the 21st century, it is possible to build a new world power without the imperialist practice of colonization and domination," Maduro said.
"We have conducted cooperation in finance, economy, trade, energy, science, technology, military, society and culture," he said.
Maduro said this new type of cooperation was built among emerging countries that respect each other and do not impose political views on each other.
The president said his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, had the strategic vision to build an "alliance" with China and he would continue to boost economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Venezuela.