Bolivia's Morales arrives in Venezuela to visit President Chávez
Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Venezuela at 10:30 a.m at International Airport Simón Bolívar. The head of state expressed he was looking forward to visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Morales was welcomed by Venezuelan Foreign Vice-Minister Temir Porras at International Airport Simón Bolívar, based on images broadcasted by state-run TV channel VTV.
Sources from the Foreign Ministry questioned by EFE would not provide any details concerning Morales' agenda.
The Bolivian leader announced on Monday that he would visit Chávez in Caracas before traveling to New York this week.
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.