A Venezuela Week will start in the Malaysian capital on Sunday, promising local people the Latin American country's fine music, films, dance performances, typical food and arts exhibition.
The Venezuela Week from July 1 to 8 would enable Malaysians to know Venezuela and Latin American cultures, and to enjoy the festive atmosphere at the event held to mark the 196th Independence Day of the oil-exporting country, said Manuel Antonio Guzman Hernandez, the Venezuela Ambassador to Malaysia.
In conjunction with the week, Guzman Hernandez will deliver a speech entitled "Venezuela Today" on July 5, highlighting the latest achievements in the implementation of social programs and foreign policy under President Hugo Chavez.
Bilateral relations between Venezuela and Malaysia gained importance in recent years, especially in economics, trade and cultural aspects as evident from the high-level visits by Chavez and Malaysia's Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to Venezuela, said the ambassador.
Malaysia's deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Joseph Salang will open the event, according to the national news agency Bernama.