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Venezuela in a series of agreements with the Netherlands

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Venezuela endorsed a series of cooperation agreements in commercial, agricultural, technological and energy matters with the Netherlands.

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Venezuela foreign minister, Elias Jaua held a meeting with Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans and Prime Ministers of Aruba Mike Eman and Curacao, Daniel Hodge, to tackle with areas of the agreements.

They reviewed domestic and regional advances achieved under integrative mechanism as the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

Diplomatic delegations were expected to talk about the use of fresh water in times of disasters on the basis of the strength of the Netherlands and taking into account damages caused by relentless rains in Venezuela, as well as overflowing of rivers.

Another issue to be treated in the meeting is management of docks, emphasizing foods and frozen freights, taking into account that Netherlands' port of Rotterdam is the world's largest and is used as reference.

Elias Jaua said the agreements signed with the Netherlands are another evidence of the National Government's determination to solidify warm relations with neighbor nations.

"We have committed in these unified efforts of the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States to preserve our Latin and Caribbean America as zone of peace," said Mr. Jaua.

Peace in Colombia, he added, will lead to a "Latin America which will be the only one in the world without any significantly military neither social conflict and which, besides, does not take part on any military confrontation worldwide."

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