MINSK, 22 April (BelTA) - Venezuela sees great prospects in cooperation with Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Venezuela to Belarus Franklin Ramirez Araque said at a meeting of the Dialogue with the Ambassador Club at the House of Friendship on 21 April, BelTA has learned.
The diplomat is optimistic about further development of Belarusian-Venezuelan contacts in political, trade and economic sectors. The students of Minsk universities that took part in the club meeting were interested in the prospects of cooperation between the two states.
Franklin Ramirez Araque spoke in detail about his homeland, the beauty of the nature of Venezuela, supporting his words with a video presentation. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located in the south of Latin America and is rich in natural diversity. With the Easter holidays now underway, the diplomat pointed out that most Venezuelans are Catholic.
The diplomat also touched upon the natural attractions of Venezuela. For example, Angel Falls is the world's highest waterfall, with a height of 979 meters and a plunge of 807 meters. It is located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar.
Catatumbo lightning is a well-known atmospheric phenomenon that occurs over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo. The lightning changes its frequency throughout the year, and it is different from year to year, being most active in May and October.
According to the ambassador, tourists also like to visit the Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela's federal possessions consisting of 350 islands, reefs and small islets. The archipelago is 166 km north of the coast and has a total area of more than 40 square kilometers. Due to the rich diversity of aquatic flora and fauna, the Venezuelan government declared Los Roques Archipelago a national park in 1972.
Venezuela features everything, including beaches, mountains, jungles, desert areas, and snow-covered mountain peaks.
Nina Ivanova, Chairwoman of the Belarusian Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, pointed out that Belarus knows Venezuela very well thanks to good relations between the two countries. She also recalled the visits of Hugo Chavez to Minsk, which have left an indelible mark in the history of Belarusian-Venezuelan relations.