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  • Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello gives floral tributes at the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, on September 25, 2019

    Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello gives floral tributes at the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, on September 25, 2019 | Photo: North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) via Reuters

Published 28 September 2019
Opinion

Venezuelan President of the National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Diosdado Cabello, visits both Asian countries to strengthen political, diplomatic bonds.  

After a successful visit to North Korea, Diosdado Cabello, President of Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly (ANC), arrived in Vietnam joined by other leaders of the United Socialist Party to strengthen diplomatic and strategic cooperation between the two nations.

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As part of the agenda, Venezuela's delegation will meet with leaders of Vietnam's Communist Party. Both nations have already signed agreements to develop bilateral relations of economic and social interest to both countries.

Other Venezuelan figures also on the visit are the Minister of Popular Power for Communes and Social Movements Blanca Eekouth, Cojedes State Governor Margaud Godoy, Executive Secretary of the Somos Venezuela Movement, Mervin Maldonado, Vice Minister of the Educational Communities and Union with the People, Jorge Perez, Jesus Faria and Julio Chavez of the PSUV National Directorate.

The Executive group arrived from Pionyang, North Korea where Cabello gave to President Kim Jong-un a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuelan President of National Constituent Assembly paid tribute to former presidents of North Korea Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-Il while visiting the Asian nation. | Photo: Telesur

In North Korea, Cabello was received by a delegation led by Pak Thae Song, president of Popular Assembly and later met other presentatives like Kim Kuang Uk, Jo Song Chol as well as Ri Hae Im, who is vice president of the Korea's Central Committee of the Socialist Union of Women.

Also, the ANC president paid tribute to former presidents Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong-Il by offering a floral arrangement in front of their bronze statues in Munsadae hill. He visited their tombs at Sun Palace where both are laid to rest.

This whole tour, together with previous meeting between Nicolas Maduro and Russian mandatary Vladimir Putin, represents a step forward in the strengthening of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and allied Eastern nations with the intent to develop strategic ties and mutual cooperation.

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