Santa Elena, September 22nd, 2015. (venezuelanalysis.com)- Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez extended her congratulations on behalf of President Nicolas Maduro to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for his reelection on Sunday.
“[His] victory will put Greece on the path to prosperity with dignity and within the framework of sovereignty for his country,” Rodriguez stated via Twitter.
Tsipras, who heads the left-wing coalition Syriza, has previously expressed admiration for Venezuela’s Bolivarian process and hailed it as a successful example of a people’s rebellion against neoliberalism.
The Greek Prime Minister was reelected in a snap election with a surprisingly clear majority, despite his resigning from the same post in August, after unveiling a dramatic U-turn of policy, which favored a pro-Euro bailout over his anti-austerity platform.
Earlier in August, Venezuela and Greece had signed an extensive energy agreement, the details of which were not released.