Venezuela has proposed trade and economic agreements that would make Athens one of Caracas' main trading partners, TeleSUR English said on March 7. The proposal came as Venezuela and Greece solidified their partnership when Venezuelan officials visited the European country to meet the new SYRIZA government.
Venezuela's foreign minister Delcy Rodriguez met new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on March 6. The two parties discussed furthering cooperation agreements, particularly in technology, industry, trade, shipping, energy, commerce and tourism.
With the new proposed economic projects and trade agreements, Athens would become one of the South American nation's main trading partners in Europe.
Caracas is eager to further relations with Greece and its new left-wing, anti-austerity government, which is struggling with an enormous debt and battling eurozone creditors. Venezuela is itself battling the efforts of United States-backed right-wing movements to undermine it economically and politically.
[Abridged from TeleSUR English.]