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China and Venezuela Boost Ties

Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro meets with President Xi Jinping on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where the two leaders signed an “all-weather strategic partnership”. Image via @NicolasMaduro

The relationship between China and Venezuela has been upgraded to an “all-weather strategic partnership,” reportedly China’s first such relationship in South America.

The two governments signed several cooperation agreements ranging from mining and oil production to agriculture and space exploration. There is also a reported deal in the works between the country’s state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA and Chinese entities.

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