Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy Han Changfu will attend the inauguration ceremony of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, according to a spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
World Leaders Declare Support For Venezuelan Leader Maduro
"At the invitation of the Venezuelan government, Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu will attend the inauguration ceremony of President Maduro in Caracas on January 10," said Lu Kang, the spokesman, at a regular news briefing on Tuesday.
Venezuela's National Electoral Council announced on May 20, 2018, that incumbent President Nicolas Maduro, candidate of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela, was re-elected as president with more than 67 percent.
Several world leaders will be in attendance at the event, including Bolivian President Evo Morales, confirmed Foreign Minister Diego Pary during an interview with a local radio station.
"President Morales, accompanied by me, will travel to Caracas (Venezuelan capital) on January 9," said the official.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela confirmed the presence of the Vice President of Turkey Fuat Oktay.
The Turkish government further reiterated their support after a telephone conversation between President Maduro and his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, where the Turkish leader expressed his desire to strengthen the ties between the two nations "as well as share the consolidation of a multipolar world, of justice, harmony and peace among nations."
Likewise, the Foreign Minister of Cuba Bruno Rodríguez announced that President Miguel Diaz-Canel will head the delegation that will attend the event next Thursday.