Venezuela Inks Agreement With Russian Car Maker - Vice President
"In Russia, we have concluded an alliance [agreement] with a large Russian enterprise. We own one of the largest car industry parks in Latin America. Venezuela's capacities provoke major interest," El Aissami, who has recently returned from Russia, said live on state television on Friday.
El Aissami noted that the Russian partners believed Venezuela was one of the countries having the largest investment opportunities in every sector, while its car industry was the most attractive area for international investors.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in his turn, noted that the country's cooperation with Russia allowed it to move forward.
"We will be moving forward together with Russia. Russia is a great country and is a great state in politics, military and economy. It will further grow. It is a country of great stability and wealth," the president emphasized.
Maduro also asked El Aissami, who is of Arab descent, to give part of his speech in the Arabic language "in order for Washington to hear him speaking Arabic." El Aissami then switched from Spanish to Arabic, welcomed by loud whistles of the audience.