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    The President of Bolivia, General Hugo Banzer, arrived in Venezuela on Thursday (12 July) at the start of an eight-day tour which will take him to four South American countries.

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    The President of Bolivia, General Hugo Banzer, arrived in Venezuela on Thursday (12 July) at the start of an eight-day tour which will take him to four South American countries.

    At Caracas airport, General Banzer and his wife were greeted by President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela.

    General Banzer will visit Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as well as Venezuela. He is scheduled to hold talks with the Presidents of the four nations, mainly on improving relations and trade with Bolivia. The countries on General Banzer's itinerary are members of the Andean Common Market, as well as Bolivia and Chile. The organisation was set up in 1969 to promote economic integration.

    The tour will be General Banzer's longest journey outside Bolivia since he took power in a military struggle in August 1971.

    Before leaving for Caracas, President Banzer met the President of neighbouring Paraguay, General Alfredo Stroessner, for two days of discussions.

    SYNOPSIS: President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela greeted Bolivia's President, General Hugo Banzer, in Caracas on Thursday at the start of the Bolivian leader's official visit.

    General Banzer is making an eight-day tour of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. He is scheduled to have talks with the four national leaders, mainly on improving relations and trade with Bolivia. Before leaving for Caracas, General Banzer also had talks with Paraguay's President, General Stroessner. The tour will be General Banzer's longest journey outside Bolivia since he took power in a military struggle in 1971.

    The countries on General Banzer's itinerary are all members of the Andean Common Market, along with Bolivia and Chile. The organisation was set up in 1969 to promote economic integration in the region. This year Venezuela became its sixth member.

    At Caracas Airport, General Banzer was welcomed by Venezuelan government Ministers and officials, before talks got under way.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VH6I4ZPIM2FWYA2H9CZL0RWY
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VH6I4ZPIM2FWYA2H9CZL0RWY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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