Venezuela, Italy to strengthen cooperation

13:19, May 28, 2010      

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Venezuela and Italy Thursday signed seven agreements aimed at boosting cooperation in economy, industry, finance, education, infrastructure and other areas.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed the agreements with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, after attending the two-day 2nd meeting of the Italian-Venezuelan Council for Economic Cooperation and Development held in Caracas.

The agreements cover such aspects as technology training for a Venezuelan railway project, joint studies in the fields of oncology, hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, as well as a water resources management project in Italy, among others.

In a letter to Chavez, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed the need to strengthen bilateral ties.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:intern1)

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