Chavez to stay longer in Syria, postpones trip to Libya
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez decided to stay an extra day in Syria and postponed his trip to Libya, the Venezuelan government said Friday, dpa reported.
Chavez had been due in Tripoli late Friday, but would instead arrive there late Saturday to meet with Libyan leader Moamer al-Gaddafi.
On Friday, Chavez visited the St Thecla Monastery in Maloula, Syria, some 50 kilometres from Damascus, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. According to the Venezuelan government, Chavez stressed the need to make the peaceful site better known to the general public.
The tour is also set to take Chavez to Algeria and Portugal.