Vice President Hamid Ansari called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ahead of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit being hosted by the country.
"Warmer ties with Venezuela. VP Ansari calls on President Nicoals Maduro Moros in his first engagement in Venezuela," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures of the two leaders.
The 17th NAM Summit being held at the Venezuelan island of Margarita on September 17-18.
India hosted the 7th NAM Summit in 1983 in New Delhi. Last summit was hosted by Iran in 2012.
NAM consist of 53 countries from Africa, 39 from Asia, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean and two from Europe.
There are 17 countries and 10 international organisations that are observers at NAM.