Santos gets ready to attend Chávez's inauguration
The Colombian president held a telephone conversation with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro on the eve of Christmas
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is prepared to attend the inauguration of this Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez and wished him getting well soon one more time.
The Venezuelan leader is recovering from a surgery to counter his cancer, Colombian media cited on Tuesday.
No date of arrival was specified.
As stated by Caracol Radio and quoted by DPA, Santos spoke on the phone with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro to confirm that he and his Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín plan to attend the sworn-in ceremony. According to the news, the event could be postponed because of Chávez's health condition.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.