Venezuelan President receives Sheikh Abdullah

Venezuelan President receives Sheikh Abdullah
WAM Caracas, Dec. 13th, 2010 (WAM) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez received here the visiting UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Venezuelan President wishing him good health and happiness and for the people further progress and prosperity.

He also expressed sincere condolences of UAE's Government and people to the families of the victims who died and those who have been displaced by the floods that swept Venezuela recently.

Sheikh Abdullah extended an official invitation to the Venezuelan President to visit UAE.

For his part, the Venezuelan president sent his greetings to President Sheikh Khalifa. They also discussed ways of cooperation in the economic field especially investment in petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, heavy industries and alternative energy, food production, agriculture, tourism, infrastructure and housing.

Moreover, the delegation accompanying Sheikh Abdullah also attended a workshop with their Venezuelan counterparts dealing with investment opportunities between the two sides, especially in the areas of energy and oil.

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