President Ramotar to attend Chavez funeral

President Donald Ramotar will be departing Guyana for Caracas, Venezuela in the company of a delegation to attend the funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who died yesterday, the Government Information Agency said this evening.

Included in the delegation that will be attending the funeral on Friday is Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela, Geoff Da Silva.

Today, GINA said that President Ramotar signed the book of Condolence opened at the Venezuelan Embassy in Guyana after Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Robeson Benn.

In a message subsequent to the news of Chavez’s death, President Ramotar said he was deeply saddened by the passing of a leader who he regarded a great friend of Guyana, and who inspired harmony and solidarity between the two countries.

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