Venezuela's Chavez to meet Assad in Syria

Chavez will start a two-day visit to Syria Thursday and meet with his counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency said.

Venezuela's Chavez to meet Assad in Syria

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will start a two-day visit to Syria Thursday and meet with his counterpart, Bashar al-Assad, Syria's SANA news agency said.

Chavez, who was in Tripoli Wednesday for celebrations of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's 40 years in power, is accompanied by a delegation that includes the ministers of foreign affairs, industry, mining, energy, petroleum and trade.

In 2006, Venezuela, the largest oil exporter in Latin America, signed 11 agreements with Syria, including joint oil exploration and production accords.

Iran's Fars News Agency said Chavez would hold a news conference in Tehran after discussions with Iranian officials. A number of bilateral agreements will be signed during the two-day visit by Chavez, said the agency.


Agencies

Last Mod: 03 Eylül 2009, 11:29
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