2017-03-01 / World News

Venezuelan president meets leaders to build cooperation

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela welcomed Jewish leaders from his country at the governmental palace to strengthen cooperation.

Ties between the government and the South American nation’s Jewish community have faced roadblocks.

“A good day of dialog for peace. Boosting the co-existence and the dialog of civilizations, of religions to consolidate our nation,” Maduro tweeted after the meeting in Caracas, which was also attended by the foreign affairs minister, Delcy Rodriguez.

The Jewish delegation was led by Rabbi Isaac Cohen of the Asociacion Israelita de Venezuela, which represents the country’s Sephardic community. Members of the country’s umbrella Jewish organization, the Confederacion de Asociaciones Israelitas de Venezuela, also attended. (JTA)

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