In his first visit to Beijing since 2018, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Beijing to conclude his one-week trip tp the country with a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Headed to meet with China’s President, Xi Jinping, on the last visit on his one-week tour, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Beijing, earlier on Tuesday, after he had landed in Shenzhen earlier on Friday.
According to a CGTN broadcast video, the official Chinese broadcaster showed children at a Beijing train station. They were bearing flowers welcoming Maduro and his wife alight from a high-speed train from which Maduro had earlier broadcasted a message.
On the train Maduro explained, “We are leaving on a train bound for the Chinese capital, Beijing, to meet the future, to meet with our brother President Xi Jinping, to reach great agreements that further elevate a historical relationship revitalized by our commander Hugo Chavez,” adding that “We have been sacrificing sleep, resisting fatigue, but (are) motivated by the great joy that working for the people of Venezuela gives us.”
Earlier on Friday, Maduro dubbed hi Shenzhen visit as “historic” and underscored that it was aimed at “strengthening cooperation and the construction of a new world order,” after China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning had hailed Sino-Venezuela ties as “rock solid” noting that the two countries are “comprehensive strategic partners.”
The spokesperson had also highlighted that “In recent years under the direction of President Xi Jinping… cooperation in various fields has been deepening.”