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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he had discussed with a Russian delegation, led by Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Storchak, the ways to strengthen Venezuela's economic independence.

    Maduro met with the Russian delegation in Caracas on Tuesday.

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro
    © REUTERS / Miraflores Palace/Handout via Reuters

    "An extraordinary working meeting with the Russian deputy finance minister and a work team of economic experts. We discussed the ideas which will help us to improve the new economic model in order to definitively strengthen our economic independence," Maduro said on Twitter.

    READ MORE: 'White House Wants to Kill Me': Maduro Accuses US of Assassination Plot

    Venezuela has been suffering from a deep economic crisis caused by the fall of global oil prices.

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