Caracas, Sept. 25 (EFE) .- The executive vice-president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, assured this Saturday that the government of Nicolás Maduro is promoting an economic strategy with which it intends to replace imports with national products in order to save money. foreign currency.
“We are within the framework of the economic recovery program, promoting a strategic program which consists in replacing imports by products with a strong national component, where Venezuela has the capacity to have national raw materials, to produce at the national level, we are going to replace imports because it saves us foreign currency, ”Rodríguez explained.
The official, who made her statements to state broadcaster VTV while touring a neighborhood in Caracas, reiterated that the Venezuelan state “has been seriously suffocated” and that the possibility of entering foreign currency has been reduced, due to US sanctions. The United States, the European Union and other countries producing what he called a “criminal blockade”.
In addition, he blamed “extremist sectors” of the Venezuelan opposition for “tightening” the foreign blockade against Venezuela, which, he said, limited the country’s ability to save.
Rodríguez described them as “sectors that do not care about causing suffering to the Venezuelan people because of their simple objective of gaining power in any way to provide Venezuela’s resources to foreign governments,” added Rodríguez.
The vice president called on the people of Caracas to join the so-called Agrourbano Carabobo 200 Plan and consolidate the goal of “boosting productivity” in Venezuelan cities.
“We know that the Venezuelan people will always follow their victorious path, that the Venezuelan people, in their historical anti-imperialist tradition, will never allow themselves to be extorted, blackmailed or manipulated by these selfish sectors, by these stateless and criminal sectors that cause harm. suffering to the Venezuelan people. , he stressed.
On September 11, Rodríguez assured that the deterioration of public services in the country was also the result of the sanctions.
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