- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Russia, Venezuela in new pacts, ‘counterweight’ to US cited

Posted By admin On September 26, 2008 @ 3:51 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Friday, Sept 26, 2008

Russia said Friday it would bolster ties with Venezuela as the leaders of the two states met amid what the Kremlin described as efforts to forge a “solid counterweight” to the United States.

“Today we will sign a series of agreements to strengthen our cooperation,” President Dmitry Medvedev said as he greeted his fiercely anti-US Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez.

The Russian president did not provide details on the agreements to be signed but described them as “multi-faceted” and stated: “I mean cooperation in the economic and military spheres.”

The leaders were expected to sign two specific energy agreements at their meeting, a Kremlin spokeswoman said.

(Article continues below)

Medvedev’s spoke after Chavez, making his third visit to Russia since June 2007, met outside Moscow late Thursday with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who offered Russian help for developing nuclear power in Venezuela.

Chavez’s visit to Russia came amid tension in the Russian-US relationship that soared in the wake of the conflict last month between Russia and Georgia, a US ally geographically situated in a vital energy transport area.

Speaking through a translator, Chavez thanked his “friend” Medvedev and reiterated his backing for Russia’s recent actions in Georgia.

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-venezuela-in-new-pacts-counterweight-to-us-cited.html

URLs in this post:

[1] AFP: http://www.spacewar.com/2006/080926090814.74lo5q2j.html

[2] Venezuela’s Chavez hails ‘strategic’ relations with Russia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuelas-chavez-hails-strategic-relations-with-russia.html

[3] Chavez boasts nuclear cooperation with Russia: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chavez-boasts-nuclear-cooperation-with-russia.html

[4] Chavez says Russia to build nuclear reactor in Venezuela: http://www.prisonplanet.com/chavez-says-russia-to-build-nuclear-reactor-in-venezuela.html

[5] Russia-Venezuela talks bring energy, military agreements: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-venezuela-talks-bring-energy-military-agreements.html

[6] Venezuela’s Chavez backs Russia in Georgia conflict: http://www.prisonplanet.com/venezuelas-chavez-backs-russia-in-georgia-conflict.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.