Venezuela congratulates the People’s Republic of China for the beginning of the New Lunar Year

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Venezuelan People and Government, congratulates the People’s Republic of China for the beginning of the Lunar New Year under the sign of the Metal Ox, a symbol of strength, work and prosperity.

The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela joins the celebrations of the Chinese people, with the renewed commitment to strengthen the ties of friendship and fraternity of both peoples, to raise to new levels the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, as well as the political solidarity and joint work in defense of multilateralism and International Law, pillars for the consolidation of a peaceful, equal and welfare world.

The occasion is propitious to reiterate the gratitude for the solidarity of the People’s Republic of China with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been decisive in the management and prevention of this scourge in Venezuelan territory. Likewise, to recognize the firmness of the Chinese Government in defending the right of Venezuelans to resolve their internal affairs without foreign interference, which has meant a valuable contribution for the strengthening of peace and democracy in the country.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, expressing its wishes of health, happiness and good fortune to the brotherly Chinese people, reaffirms its willingness to continue accompanying China in the construction of mutual beneficial cooperation spaces, such as the Belt and Road Initiative, assuming the beautiful proposal to build a community of shared destiny for humanity.

Caracas, february 11th, 2021