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Hugo Chavez congratulates Russian leaders on occasion of Duma election

December 06, 2011, 6:34 UTC+3

The full text of Chavez’s address was released by the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias

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CARACAS, December 6 (Itar-Tass) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has congratulated the people and government of the Russian Federation on the occasion of elections to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, where the United Russia Party received a majority of seats on the background of high turnout of the voters at polling stations.

The full text of Chavez’s address was released by the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias /AVN/.

“Commandante Hugo Chavez warmly greets the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on the occasion of a convincing victory in these elections that will help deepen with Duma’s aid the political project allowing Russia to rejuvenate in the 21st century and to turn into a core power in the setting up of a multipolar, peaceful and democratic world,” the agency said.

Venezuelan government believes the victory will impart an impulse to a further consolidation of political ties and broad cooperation with Russia that has arisen from a strategic union enabling the two countries to effectuate mutual projects in the vital areas, including the construction of housing, power engineering, and the financing of agriculture and industries, the address said.

Venezuelan authorities voice he confidence that the eighth session of the high-level Venezuelan-Russian intergovernmental commission, due to be held in Moscow December 7 and December 8, will be crowned with a success.

“This country expresses its firm intention to continue the implementation of projects bringing tangible benefits to the two peoples,” the news agency said.

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