Maduro: Russia and its allies will protect Venezuelan pharmaceutical sector

21.03.2019, Caracas.

Venezuela’s needs in pharmaceutical drugs and medicinal components will be met by supplies from Russia and its allies, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said in his interview to the national AVN News Agency on March 20.

Maduro said that several tons of drugs and active substances for their production will arrive in Venezuela from Russia next week, which will ensure the current needs of the pharmaceutical industry are met.

Maduro also said that the alliance of Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, and Belarus will allow Venezuela to receive everything that the country needs to meet its pharmaceutical needs.

During his official visit to Russia on March 3rd, Nicolás Maduro met with Russian government and Russian pharmaceutical company representatives to discuss the issue of strengthening the Venezuelan health system.

Earlier, at the end of February, 7.5 tons of medical equipment and medicines from Russia were delivered to Venezuela through the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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