Chinese vice president meets Venezuelan foreign minister

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan meets with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — China is willing to enhance communication and coordination with Venezuela for the development of their comprehensive and strategic partnership in a concrete and far-reaching manner, Vice President Wang Qishan said here Thursday.

When meeting with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, Wang said that under the guidance of the two heads of state in recent years, China and Venezuela had maintained close and friendly relations and achieved pragmatic and efficient cooperation in various fields.

He said China has always opposed external forces’ interference with a country’s internal affairs.

Arreaza said that the domestic situation in Venezuela is getting stable and better. He appreciated China’s stances on Venezuela-related issues, saying that China is an important force for maintaining world peace, fairness and justice.

Venezuela is willing to learn from China’s development experience and further deepen cooperation in various fields between the two countries, said Arreaza.  ■