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Hugo Chavez expected to visit Belarus within next two weeks

31-08-2009, 18:36

Hugo Chavez is expected to visit Belarus within the next two weeks.

Belarus is reportedly the final destination of the Venezuelan presidents 11-day six-nation tour on which he set out on Monday. Mr. Chavez also plans to visit Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iran and Russia.

"The purpose of the tour is to strengthen ties with those countries in the political, energy and military spheres," Russias RIA Novosti quoted Mr. Chavez as saying at a news conference held in Mexico City on August 30.