Foreign Minister Arreaza meets with Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities on her first official visit to Venezuela

The  People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, and the Vice-minister for Europe, Yván Gil, held a welcome meeting Wednesday with Berta Nunes, Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, on her first official visit to Venezuela.

At the meeting, held at the Casa Amarilla “Antonio José de Sucre”, in Caracas, the diplomats exchanged general impressions on the bilateral relations that the South American nation maintain with the European one in different areas of development of both peoples.

Berta Nunes, who was accompanied at the meeting by a delegation from her country, replaced José Luís Carneiro. The purpose of her first visit is to maintain a first contact with the Portuguese community based in Venezuela and its leaders.

Representatives of the governments of Venezuela and Portugal have held repeated bilateral meetings in the international forums.

In this regard, at the end of November 2019, in the framework of the First Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Relations of the Ibero-American Conference in Andorra, Vice-minister Gil met with the Minister of Foreign Relations of the Portuguese Republic, Augusto Santos Silva.

Desde Andorra: Venezuela y Portugal profundizan sus relaciones bilaterales

Santos Silva, in September of last year, had also a cordial meeting with Foreign Minister Arreaza, in the context of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN), in New York. In 2018, Venezuela and Portugal agreed to strengthen cooperation in socio-economic development, through the execution of 22 joint projects, registered in the XI Monitoring Commission between the two nations.