Putin to visit Venezuela

13:46, March 31, 2010      

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Vladimir Putin will visit Venezuela on Friday, Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) and Venezuela President Hugo Chavez. (Xinhua File Photo)

A statement of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev confirmed Putin's visit to Venezuela during a phone call with Chavez.

The Venezuelan leader expressed his sorrow for the victims of the subway attacks in Moscow during the phone conversation.

The statement said that during the conversation, Medvedev said Putin's visit to Venezuela is an opportunity to move ahead on the cooperation mechanisms between the two countries on energy, industry, agriculture, defense and other areas.

Medvedev also invited Chavez to visit Moscow again in order to strengthen the true friendship between both presidents and the strategic alliance between both countries.

Both presidents agreed to discuss a date for a meeting between them, according to the statement.

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