Venezuelan gov't meets with EU envoys to boost investment

BY  | FROM  | 2018-05-28 10:15

The Venezuelan government began on Friday a series of meetings with diplomats from the European Union (EU) to explore investment opportunities in the South American country.

The meetings are aimed "to strengthen investment for Venezuela's economic recovery," Venezuelan Economy and Finance Minister Simon Zerpa tweeted.

"We thank the government for opening up this opportunity," Spanish Ambassador to Venezuela Jesus Silva said after a meeting.

Spanish companies "have always bet on Venezuela" even amid the country's economic and political crises, Silva said.

Silva was one of three ambassadors attending the gathering, along with Italy's Silvio Mignano and the Netherlands' Norbert Braakhuis.

The meeting is part of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's six-point action plan to tackle his country's most pressing problems in his second term from 2019 to 2025, including political reconciliation, productive investment, fighting corruption, strengthening social welfare programs, defending the nation from outside interference and perfecting Venezuelan-style socialism.

Maduro presented his action plan to the National Constituent Assembly after taking the oath of office on Thursday.

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