Putin to hold talks with visiting Venezuelan President Maduro: Kremlin
Updated 19:29, 24-Sep-2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday. 

"All aspects of bilateral cooperation will be discussed," spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, adding that the focus of the talks would be on "direct meddling in Latin American affairs by third parties."

Maduro will fly into Moscow later on Tuesday, RIA reported citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

Washington has imposed an oil embargo on Caracas and has repeatedly called on Moscow to withdraw support for the Venezuelan leader. 

Russia has rejected the request, accusing U.S. of wanting to lead a coup in defiance of international law.  

Russia and Venezuela enjoy a long history of ties and Maduro's last visit to the country was in December. 

(Cover image: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, December 5, 2018. /VCG Photo) 

(With input from AFP)