China upholds normal relations with Venezuela

China on Thursday said it continues its normal state-to-state relations with Venezuela.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying statement at a news briefing when asked about recent remarks by US special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams that China may stop supplying loans to Venezuela considering its weak repayment ability. Cooperation between China and Venezuela is based on equality, mutual benefit, common development and commercial rules, and is legitimate and beneficial to both peoples, Hua said, adding that China will continue to adhere to such principles in carrying out exchanges and cooperation with Venezuela.

The same day, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Russia is ready to join mediation efforts to help end the Venezuelan crisis.

Source: VOV5