Chavez to Belarus on world tour
Published time: 24 Jul, 2006 05:55 Edited time: 24 Jul, 2006 09:55
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is visiting Minsk, the capital of Belarus, for talks with President Aleksandr Lukashenko on key international problems and developing two-way trade.
The trip is part of a two-week world tour in which Chavez seeks international support for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. From
Minsk, he heads to for talks with President Vladimir Putin. The South American leader hopes to sign a major arms deal, to include 24 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and 30 Russian helicopters.Chavez will also visit Russia Qatar, Iran, Vietnam and . Mali