Belarusan ministers have been in Caracas and several “strategic” industrial agreements reached. These include joint ventures in energy, a plan to develop a gas pipeline for Venezuela and a $500m joint investment fund.
Agencies have also reported that Mr Chávez intends to buy up to $1bn in arms from Belarus.
From the Financial Times
Belarus and Venezuela share " absolutely identical" views on international affairs, which "is a reliable basis for close cooperation and mutual support in the international arena," Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in Minsk on Friday.