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The Venezuelan Ambassador in Cairo celebrates the 11th anniversary of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

By Manal Abdel Fattah

The Bolivarian Embassy of Venezuela in Cairo celebrated the eleventh anniversary of the passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, at the Cultural Palace of Cinema in the center of the capital, where the documentary film “South of the Border,” which commemorates the biography of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was shown on the anniversary of his passing on March 5, 2013. In the presence of the Venezuelan Ambassador to Egypt, Wilmer Omar Barrientos, and a group of Venezuelan diplomats and other legal figures.

In his speech, Ambassador Wilmer Omar Barrientos, Venezuelan Ambassador to Cairo, said that he is very happy about this day because we are celebrating the eleventh anniversary of the passing of Commander Hugo Chavez. Despite his overwhelming happiness at commemorating the memory of the late Venezuelan leader, he feels sad about his passing, pointing out that the leader… Hugo Chavez is still alive in the spirit of Venezuelans because Chavez represented the masses of his people.

Regarding his relationship with the late leader “Hugo Chavez,” the Venezuelan ambassador said that he had a strong relationship with the late Venezuelan leader because “Chavez” was his professor at the Military Academy. He also participated with him in the February 4 Revolution that broke out in Venezuela at that time, and he also worked with him as commander of the Presidential Guard and supreme commander. For the Venezuelan Armed Forces, Chavez was described as a great human being in the truest sense of the word and who loved his country very much.

The Venezuelan Ambassador, Wilmer, believes that there are great similarities between the Egyptian and Venezuelan people in their enthusiasm, happiness, love of work, and waking up early, in addition to working to build their country. He added that what he likes about the Egyptian people is the spirit of solidarity that they possess, in addition to that the Egyptians are a very hospitable people and do not feel any harm. Someone who feels like a stranger to their country.

It is worth noting that Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela, died on March 5, 2013. He held this position from 1999 until his death in 2013.

Chavez was a prominent political figure and leader of the Venezuelan Socialist Party who took power after winning the presidential elections in 1998. He was elected for multiple terms and ruled the country for a long time.

Chavez was a controversial figure who had a great influence on Venezuelan and global politics. He led the Bolivarian social movement in Venezuela, adopted socialist and distributive policies, and implemented economic and social reforms in the country.

The death of Hugo Chavez was an important event in the history of Venezuela and affected politics in the country. After his death, new presidential elections were organized and Nicolas Maduro won the presidency. Chavez remains very popular among his fans and supporters even today.

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