Venezuelan, Syrian presidents to discuss regional, int'l issues

08:46, October 21, 2010      

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will arrive here Wednesday to discuss with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad the latest regional and international developments, the Syria News website reported.

This is the third visit by Chavez to Syria since he took office in 2006. Chavez visited Damascus in 2006 during which the two countries singed 13 cooperation and understanding agreements. His second visit came in 2009 when they singed seven joint cooperation agreements, said the report.

For his part, the Syrian president visited Caracas in June which was described by Chavez as "historic" because it was the first visit by a Syrian leader to Venezuela.

Syria is one of the stops in Chavez' 10-day tour to several countries in eastern Europe and the Middle East, including Iran, Libya and Russia.

Source: Xinhua

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