Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 21:08 UTC

Chavez and Mujica Meet and Sign Numerous Bilateral Agreements

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is visiting Venezuela and today held talks with President Hugo Chavez at the Miraflores presidential Palace.

Ptes. Chavez - Mujica meeting with his FA Ministers

Chavez greeted Mujica with a warm embrace and said “the people of Venezuela, welcome you,” referring to Mujica as an “example of the perennial fighter of the fatherland, union and social justice.”

Mujica and Venezuela's president discussed training programmes for farmers and genetic technology for the development of cattle ranching, according to the state-run AVN news agency.

They signed thirteen agreements including technical-scientific exchanges, dairy farming, and telecommunications, exporting of Uruguayan made vehicles, ports, energy, culture and work, all part of strengthening bilateral relations.

Mujica was also reported to have said he backed Venezuela’s joining Mercosur and expressed his wish for the Venezuelan Economy Minister Ali Rodriguez to become general secretary of UNASUR, which is currently vacant, following the death of Argentine Nestor Kirchner.

Venezuela and Uruguay have sought to strengthen diplomatic ties and economic cooperation since Mujica, a former leftist guerrilla leader, took office last year.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro met Mujica upon his arrival on Wednesday at Simon Bolivar International Airport.

Last year, Chavez said Venezuela would renew a deal to sell Uruguay up to 40,000 barrels of oil a day under preferential terms.


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1 briton (#) Jan 27th, 2011 - 09:30 pm Report abuse
Chavez greeted Mujica with a warm embrace and said
today I visit you my friend, tomorrow I will have to visit Argentina
as that yanky president wont,with me as their friend , why would they want that imposter visiting them, ??????
2 Martin_Fierro (#) Jan 28th, 2011 - 02:34 am Report abuse
Must be hard for you to focus on what you're saying with that dagger still stuck in your side.,news-comment,news-politics,britain-protested-over-us-officials-malvinas-barb-falkland-islands-argentina

Make that two daggers...

What you said made no sense, Mujica is visiting Venezuela, not the other way around.

Focus Brit, focus
3 I (#) Jan 28th, 2011 - 08:06 am Report abuse
#2 come on, can't you see that The austery meassures in UK might be cutting into his drug dose. it's not gentleman like to ckick a man when he is down.

It's great that Latin Americans continue to work together to overcome common problems.
4 Martin_Fierro (#) Jan 28th, 2011 - 09:24 pm Report abuse
Sorry, make that three daggers...

It's quite understandable, “briton”

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