Lavrov, Arreaza To Discuss Foreign Pressure On Caracas In Moscow On Sunday - Ryabkov

Lavrov, Arreaza to Discuss Foreign Pressure on Caracas in Moscow on Sunday - Ryabkov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, will focus, during their talks in Moscow on Sunday, on provocations by the US-backed Venezuelan opposition and Washington's pressure against Caracas, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Saturday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 04th May, 2019) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Venezuelan counterpart, Jorge Arreaza, will focus, during their talks in Moscow on Sunday, on provocations by the US-backed Venezuelan opposition and Washington's pressure against Caracas, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Sputnik on Saturday.

"Obviously, the minister and his Venezuelan counterpart will focus tomorrow on everything that happens around Venezuela, in terms of attempts by a group of countries to put pressure on it," Ryabkov said, commenting on the agenda of the upcoming talks.

"Firstly, we insist that it is necessary to suppress the street chaos that the opposition fans in order to carry out provocations. Secondly, we strongly support inclusive dialogue, which the government in Caracas is ready for, as we understand," the minister added.

He stated further that Lavrov and Arreaza would discuss some other aspects of the Venezuelan crisis, including Washington's threats to use force.

According to Ryabkov, the fact that Lavrov will meet with Arreaza just one day ahead of having negotiations with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Finland has no specific meaning.

"This is not a special signal. Meanwhile, the results of the talks with Arreaza in Moscow will, obviously, help us to raise awareness of the developing situation and better analyze signals that we may get from the secretary of state," Rybkov said.

He stressed that Russia and Venezuela remained "reliable partners" who had similar stances on many issues.

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