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Venezuela's Economy and Productivity Vice President Miguel Perez speaks during an interview with Reuters in Caracas, Venezuela, May 16, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello


BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday it had reached consensus with Venezuela on strengthening financial cooperation, after Venezuela said its main financier would improve the conditions of an oil-for-loans deal.

Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comment at a regular press briefing.

Venezuelan Economy Vice-President Miguel Perez told Reuters on Monday that all conditions, including loan timeframes, investment amounts and non-financial aspects, had been improved, giving the OPEC member's crisis-hit economy "oxygen" ahead of heavy debt payments.

(Reporting by Megha Rajagopalan; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Sam Holmes)


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