Meeting with Rodrigo Chavez

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Bob Neill
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide details of the meeting you held with, Rodrigo Chavez, Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs on 18th September.


Answer for Meeting with Rodrigo Chavez

Answer for Meeting with Rodrigo Chavez

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 18 September 2006 I met with Mr Rodrigo Chaves, the Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Europe who was accompanied by Ambassador Toro-Hardy. In the meeting Mr Chaves passed on an invitation to me from President Chavez to visit Venezuela.We also agreed that the discussions between our offices regarding the co-operation agreement would continue, and that he would report back to the President that these discussions were progressing.Finally Mr Chaves explained that they would like to invite a number of people to the Presidential elections in Venezuela in December to act as independent observers to ensure the process is seen to be free and fair. He asked if I could recommend a number of people who might be suitable to perform such a function, which I agreed to do.