Venezuela’s Maduro travels to China in search of fresh funds

CARACAS/BEIJING (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is travelling to China to discuss economic agreements, as the crisis-struck OPEC nation seeks to convince its key Asian financier to disburse fresh loans.
Chinese President Xi Jinping walks next to Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during his welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China Friday. | Photo: Reuters
“I am going with great expectations and we will see each other again in a few days with big achievements,” the leftist leader said on Wednesday in a state broadcast from the airport, without providing details.
Venezuela’s Information Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
China’s Foreign Ministry said Maduro would visit from Thursday until Sunday at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.
“Recently, the Venezuelan president has actively pushed forward economic reforms, and there

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