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Sahrawi Republic, Venezuela ink 11 cooperation agreements

The Sahrawi Republic and Venezuela signed eleven (11) cooperation agreements in various sectors, at the end of talks between Sahrawi President Ibrahim Ghali and his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolas Maduro, in the Venezuelan capital Caracas.

The Sahrawi News Agency reported that President Ghali held extensive talks yesterday, Tuesday, with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, during his state visit to Venezuela, which was attended by delegations from both countries. The talks were preceded by a closed door meeting between the two presidents.

The talks resulted in the signing of eleven (11) cooperation agreements between Venezuela and the Sahrawi Republic, including various sectors such as higher education, education, culture, health, agriculture, and water.

The agreements also included the cancellation of visas for diplomatic and special passports, in addition to the signing of a memorandum of political consultations and the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two parties.

After signing the cooperation agreements, President Maduro confirmed that through the education sector agreement, “it is expected that hundreds of students from the Sahrawi Republic will arrive as soon as possible to train in university jobs in Venezuela.”

For his part, the Sahrawi President and Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Ibrahim Ghali, confirmed that this state visit “has added value, as it coincides with the mutual celebration of the 40th anniversary of the implementation of diplomatic relations between the two countries.”

He added, “Our peoples are working to strengthen these relationships with this fruitful official visit, not only because of the important agreements signed between the two parties, but also through the firmness and commitment that Venezuela has shown in intensifying solidarity and supporting the just cause of the Sahrawi people.”

The President of the Sahrawi Republic is accompanied on the visit by an important delegation led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Sidati, and the Minister of Cooperation, Fatima Mehdi.

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