Venezuelan defense minister visits Turkish capital

Vladimir Padrino Lopez meets Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar and is received by Vice President Fuat Oktay

Venezuelan defense minister visits Turkish capital

Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez(L) met Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay(R)

By Sarp Ozer and Mumin Altas


Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez on Monday visited the Turkish capital Ankara.

Lopez was welcomed by his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar with a military ceremony at the National Defense Ministry.

In a closed-door meeting, two ministers discussed cooperation in the field of defense as well as regional issues.

Lopez and his delegation were later received by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay at the Presidential Complex.

Oktay and Lopez exchanged views on military, economic and political relations in their closed-door meet.

Lopez also presented a letter to Oktay from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addressed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.