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The Venezuelan armed forces are "committed to the constitution" and will defend the presidential elections set for April 22, said Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.
Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party on Friday confirmed that President Nicolas Maduro is its official candidate in a snap election due before the end of April.
The political and economic turmoil in Venezuela will top the agenda as Tillerson rallies support for Washington's tough stance against President Nicolas Maduro's regime.
The pro-government national constituent assembly this week called for an election to be held by the end of April but set no date.
Spain and Venezuela have had tense diplomatic ties since the late Socialist leader Hugo Chavez came to power in 1999. He was succeeded on his death in 2013 by Maduro.
The EU on Friday condemned Venezuela's expulsion of the Spanish ambassador, expressing solidarity with Madrid.
The polls were scheduled to be held by the end of the year, but analysts had predicted Maduro would seek an early election to seize the advantage over his opponents.
Seven individuals have been blacklisted according to diplomats, making them subject to asset freezes and travel bans.
The two-day meeting comes after the government of President Nicolas Maduro threatened to ban key opposition parties from the election.
Socialist Maduro surprised many last month when he announced the launch of the cryptocurrency, to be backed by Venezuela’s oil, gas, gold and diamond reserves, as a way to circumvent US sanctions.
The US Treasury placed four serving or retired Venezuelan generals on its sanctions blacklist, raising pressure on the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Angry that another government promise had been broken, Venezuelans banged pots and pans and burned trash during the pork revolution.
He identifies the field as the Ayacucho Block of the Orinoco Belt and says it has proven reserves of more than 5 billion barrels of oil.
Maduro's ruling socialists triumphed as expected in mayoral polls on Sunday, taking 300 of the country's 335 mayorships after a boycott by the main opposition parties.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Sunday that leading opposition parties will be barred from taking part in next year's presidential vote.