Upon his arrival at the Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas, Raul said he was happy to be there only a few days before the 57th anniversary of his first visit to Venezuela. He highlighted the day coincidence in the beginning of Venezuela’s independence struggle 200 years ago and another anniversary of the Cuban victory against Bay of Pigs mercenary invasion on April 19, 1961.

The Cuban delegation was welcomed by Venezuelan Vice President Elias Jaua. Also present were the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Nicolas Maduro, and the Cuban ambassador in Caracas, Rogelio Polanco.

Celebrations to commemorate the beginning of Venezuela’s struggle for independence from Spain on Monday include a tribute to independence hero
Simon Bolivar, a military parade, a solemn session of the Venezuelan National Assembly and the Ninth ALBA Summit.

The Cuban delegation includes Vice President and Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdez; Vice President Ricardo Cabrisas; Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla; the minister of Foreign Investment and Collaboration, Rodrigo Malmierca; and Havana Historian Eusebio Leal.

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