Turkey's energy minister meets Chavez in Venezuela

Chavez expressed his desire to pay a visit to Turkey in April, officials said.

Turkey's energy minister meets Chavez in Venezuela

Turkey's energy minister was received by Venezuela's president in Caracas on Thursday.

The closed-door meeting between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz took place at the Presidential Palace in Caracas.

During the gathering, Chavez expressed his desire to pay a visit to Turkey in April, officials said.

Pointing to his country's need for 2 million residences, Chavez also called on Turkey's Housing Development Administration (TOKI) to take part in housing projects in Venezuela, sources added.

Turkish Minister Yildiz arrived in Venezuela on a formal trip on Wednesday.

As part of his visit, Yildiz has so far held talks with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro Moros and Minister of Energy & Petroleum Rafael Dario Ramirez Carreno.

He is also expected to participate in a meeting of the "Energy Working Group" that was jointly established by Turkey and Venezuela, and visit the Orinico oil belt.

Yildiz is scheduled to return to Turkey on Friday.



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