Venezuela offers Turkey oil in exchange for residences

The residences Venezuela needs could be built by the Housing Administration of Turkey as well as by the Turkish private sector, Yildiz also said.

Venezuela offers Turkey oil in exchange for residences

Venezuela, a Latin American country in need of two million residences, has offered Turkey "oil in exchange for residences".

On the second day of his visit to Venezuela, Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz visited the mausoleum of Venezuela's national hero Simon Bolivar who had declared the independence of his country.

Yildiz laid a wreath at Bolivar's mausoleum and signed the private note-book.

Minister Yildiz later met with Venezuelan Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno.

Yildiz's meeting with Ramirez lasted around two hours and was closed to the press corps.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Yildiz, Ramirez said that he was pleased to see the Turkish delegation in his country.

We discussed issues pertaining to energy. Venezuela needs hundreds of residences and we made an offer to Minister Yildiz to provide oil to Turkey in exchange for building residences. We made request for residences from Turkey as Turkey has an excellent construction sector, Ramirez said.

Minister Yildiz, in his part, said that he had a very fruitful meeting with Ramirez.

We talked on business opportunities between Turkey and Venezuela, Yildiz said.

The residences Venezuela needs could be built by the Housing Administration of Turkey (TOKI) as well as by the Turkish private sector, Yildiz also said.


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