During the telephone conversation, the President of Russia congratulated Hugo Chavez on his re-election as President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and wished him further success in public office.
In turn, Hugo Chavez wished Vladimir Putin a happy birthday.
During the conversation, the two leaders gave a high assessment to the level of Russian-Venezuelan interaction achieved. They confirmed their mutual aspiration to further strengthen the two nations’ traditionally friendly relations, improving the multidimensional cooperation between Russia and Venezuela. To this end, constructive dialogue at the highest and other levels of government will be continued.