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Monday, February 09, 2009

Chavez and Correa to Meet Quarterly

Cumaná, Venezuela, Feb 3 (Prensa Latina) The Presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, and Ecuador, Rafael Correa, agreed to meet each other every three months alternatively in each of the two countries, to foster their bilateral links and regional integration.

The confirmation was given by Hugo Chavez Tuesday afternoon in this Venezuelan city, at more than 248.5 miles east of Caracas, to where both Presidents travelled accompanied by their Nicaraguan counterpart Daniel Ortega, to give homage to Venezuelan patriot Antonio Jose de Sucre.

Before this, Correa and Ortega received the Antonio Jose de Sucre Order (First Class).

Being thankful for the gesture, Correa assured Sucre was one of the most immense Latin American patriots of all times, as much in war as in peace.

"He was the dearest and most loyal official for Liberator Simon Bolivar," he stated.

The ceremony included flower offerings to the independentist heroe in a park in Cumana.

Correa and Chavez had private conversations to sign an undtermined number of agreements.

Both Presidents will sign a joint declaration and offer statements to the press media, according to the program previously delivered by the organizers.

Caracas and Quito have signed many agreements in the commercial, iron and steel industry and energy fields, including the construction of a refinery in the Ecuadorian Pacific coast.

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