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MOSCOW, December 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold full-scale talks with Venezuela’s visiting President Nicolas Maduro in Moscow on December 5, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday.

“Putin and Maduro will have a one-on-one meeting first. Wider Russian-Venezuelan talks will follow,” Peskov said.

Earlier, the Venezuelan embassy in Russia told TASS that Maduro at his meeting with Putin was going to discuss joint projects and bilateral relations. Venezuela’s Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo said Venezuela’s public company PDVSA had plans for joint projects with Rosneft, one of the largest investors into the Venezuelan economy. Currently the two companies work on several joint exploration and production projects in Venezuela: Petromiranda, Petrovictoria, Petromonagas, Boqueron and Petroperija. According to Rosneft, these projects’ overall geological reserves are estimated at more than 20.5 billion tonnes. Also, the companies have a joint oilfield service venture, Perforosven.

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