The two diplomats held a meeting last September 24 to review the bilateral agenda within the framework of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister’s official Twitter account said, «To continue to strengthen cooperative relations between Venezuela and India, we held a fruitful working meeting with Shri Saurabh Kumar, Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs.»
Faría and his Indian counterpart evaluated alternatives to strengthen relations in the areas of trade, energy, science and technology, culture, education and health.
They also agreed to work on the reactivation of the Political Consultation Mechanism and the third meeting of the Venezuela-India High-Level Joint Commission.
To continue to strengthen cooperation relations between Venezuela and India, we held a fruitful working meeting with Shri Saurabh Kumar, Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs.
On Monday, Shri Saurabh Kumar «paid tribute at the National Pantheon in Caracas, the resting place of Simon Bolivar,» according to the Embassy.
The Embassy of India in Caracas, Venezuela, tweeted on Sunday: «Welcome to Venezuela! Secretary (East) Shri Saurabh Kumar was warmly received today by Venezuela’s Deputy Foreign Minister H.E. Ms. Capaya Rodriguez and Shri Abhishek Singh, Ambassador.»
Venezuela and India’s bilateral relations date back more than six decades. Both countries maintain important cooperation ties in energy, health, agriculture, air transport and culture.