Nicolas Maduro (right) greets Diego Armando Maradona at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas on Tuesday. AFP / Venezuelan Presidency / Marcelo Garcia
Diego Maradona, former Argentine footballer met Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan President in Caracas on Tuesday. The leader thanked the icon for his “unconditional support,” as he prepared to begin three days of meetings at the leftist Sao Paulo Forum.
"How lovely to see Maradona again in our beloved homeland! Venezuela is your home, friend and soul brother. Welcome!" Maduro tweeted, attaching a video of the two men hugging.
Maradon, currently manager of Argentina club team Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata commented “here we are,” to the president on the video.
"I see you rejuvenated ... What did you do to yourself? Is it Gimnasia that has you like this?" Maduro responded, with his hand still on Maradona's left shoulder after an embrace.
Caracas is set to host Sao Paulo Forum meetings Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The famous number 10's arrival in Caracas comes as Venezuela is looking for a national football team coach after Rafael Dudamel resigned earlier this month to sign with Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro.
Sources of the Venezuelan Football Federation refuted the claim that Maradona’s visit was related to the Venezuelan’s team search for a coach.
The city of Kolkata, which the legend visited twice (in 2008 and 2017), will feel especially sharp pangs of pain at the passing away of a man who they embraced as their own.
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A Russian air force plane that landed in Venezuela is there to service Russian military equipment already in the country, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday, according to the Interfax news agency.
The Ministry of Interior stated through its social platforms that the two people were arrested and the stolen vehicle they used was recovered, noting that they were citizens, and it was found that they had committed similar crimes.
As journalists were leaving the room after the event, a reporter from Fox News, the favorite channel of conservatives, asked whether inflation is a political liability.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, witnessed the premiere of ‘Narratives of the Place’ (Sard Al Makan) at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Sharjah, on Tuesday.
The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) valued the achievements made under the leadership and patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, during the last fifty years that contributed to the advancement of the Emirate