"During the consultations, which were held in the inherent constructive atmosphere of the Russian-Brazilian dialogue, pressing issues relating to the bilateral cooperation, the international agenda, including taking into account Brazil's presidency of the BRICS, and the regional issues have been discussed", the statement said.
Later in the week, Ryabkov is expected to participate in the meeting of sherpas and sous-sherpas of BRICS countries that will be held in the Brazilian city of Curitiba on Thursday-Friday.
On Monday, Ryabkov met with Brazilian Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations in Asia, Oceania and Russia Reinaldo Jose de Almeida Salgado and was received by Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araujo.
Brazil has become a host nation for Venezuelan refugees and has also been a partner with the United States as Washington tries to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela. Brazil has also been host to the Lima Group, which recently held a meeting in the country to address the Venezuelan crisis.
The White House said last week that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro would meet with US President Donald Trump on 19 March to discuss a wide range of mutual security concerns in the Latin American region, including the situation in Venezuela.
The United States immediately recognized Guaido, seized billions of dollars’ worth of the country’s oil assets and threatened to use military action against Maduro's government. Russia, China, Cuba, Bolivia and a number of other countries have reaffirmed their support for constitutionally elected Maduro as Venezuela’s only legitimate president.