It’s no longer a news that the Senator-elect, the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, was a guest of embattled President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela on Monday.
Globovision.com reported he met Maduro at the Miraflores Palace, Caracas. Dr. Kalu discussed with his host, strengthening relations between Nigeria and Venezuela, both members of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC).
They also discussed matters of mutual interest in the gas and oil area, as well as the existing alliances through the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries to strengthen the Diplomacy of Peace with the peoples of the world, especially with Africa.
The executive vice president, Delcy Rodríguez, wife of Maduro, Cilia Flores and the deputy minister for Africa, Yuri Pimentel, were all present at the meeting.
The former governor sealed some deals for his Slok Holding, a conglomerate with interests in shipping, banking and oil trading.
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Dr. Kalu also announced the meeting via his twitter handle, according to him, the Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, also congratulated President Buhari on his victory.
He wrote: “It was a great pleasure meeting with the President of the Republic of Venezuela @NicolasMaduro .He extended his congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari @MBuhari over his electoral victory.I am glad by his assurances to continue to deepen the Nigerian-venezuela Relationship”.