Wednesday, June 1, 2011

.- Venezuela Chavez begins on Sunday a tour of Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba

CARACAS, 1 Jun. president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, will start next Sunday, June 5, a five-day tour will take you through Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba, countries that seek to strengthen its partnerships in agricultural, trade and energy. "In Brazil we are day and a half, in Ecuador may be two and then to Cuba," Chavez said during a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday night (early Wednesday in Spain), moments after the Venezuelan parliament authorized its output the country.

Chavez suspended on 10 May an official meeting with the president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, with an injured left knee that forced him to rest and postpone some official business for a couple of weeks. Venezuelan leader's tour will begin hours after receiving the exmandatario Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who will arrive in Caracas on Thursday from Havana, where on Tuesday he met with Cuban President Raul Castro.

Chavez did not elaborate on the agenda to be developed in those countries. Only said that on Tuesday held talks with his Ecuadorian counterpart, Rafael Correa, on some issues of common interest and that Brazil expects to meet the activities canceled in May as the meeting with Rousseff. The three trips are aimed at evaluating and strengthening bilateral relations, especially in fields related to agribusiness, trade, energy, in three others, reported in a state agency VNA reported.

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