During the talks with Mr Chavez, who arrived in Moscow the day before, Mr Medvedev emphasised the strategic nature of the two countries’ relations, noted the importance of humanitarian ties, and said he hoped that cultural and education cooperation would intensify.
The main outcome of the talks at the Kremlin was the signature of an action plan to develop the Russian-Venezuelan partnership over 2010–2014. The document sets out the main cooperation priorities in politics, economic and financial relations, energy, military technical cooperation, nuclear energy, telecommunications, agriculture, fisheries, transport, healthcare, tourism, sports, culture, and disaster relief.
The two presidents also witnessed the signing of nine agreements aimed at developing cooperation in the energy and nuclear energy sectors, and in customs.
Mr Medvedev and Mr Chavez held a joint news conference following the talks.