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Maduro announces air route between Venezuela and Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup

Maduro announces air route between Venezuela and Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is received by Qatari Foreign Minister Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi in Doha, Qatar, on June 14, 2022, in a photo released by the Venezuelan Presidency.

In October, Venezuela will inaugurate a commercial air route to Doha, the only direct flight between Latin America and Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, announced this Thursday (16) President Nicolás Maduro, on a trip to the Middle East. .

“We will have a Caracas-Doha connection starting in October,” Maduro told state channel VTV, upon arriving in Azerbaijan, the sixth country on an international tour.

The route will be covered by the Venezuelan state company Conviasa, which in the coming days will announce the frequency of flights, explained shortly afterward the Minister of Transport, Ramón Velásquez, of Qatar.

“I invite you to come and enjoy this world event and count on the security and tranquility that we will bring it with reasonable prices and meeting the needs of the Venezuelan people,” said Velásquez in a video recorded at the Lusail stadium, one of the venues for the World Cup. 2022, which takes place between November 21 and December 18.

The connection by the Venezuelan state airline adds to others already agreed with Algeria and Iran during Maduro’s trip, which began on June 7 and also took him to Turkey and Kuwait.

The president has focused his work on attracting investment from Middle Eastern countries to Venezuela. Maduro announced agreements relating to energy, trade, tourism, health, technology and agriculture, without specifying details.

The trip “also served (…) to be able to update all governments on the situation in Venezuela, the economic, social, political situation”, highlighted Maduro in his statement, which guarantees that the country is undergoing a “recovery”, with a leap forward. 6% of the economy, after collapsing 80% in recent years.

The government did not give details of Maduro’s trip. It is unknown which countries are on the agenda or when he plans to return to his country.

His trip coincided with the start of the Summit of the Americas in the United States, from which Venezuela was excluded along with Nicaragua and Cuba.

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