President Hugo Chavez Frias sends G.W. Bush a message
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Patrick J. O'Donoghue, vheadline.com
"we won't let you down!"
President Hugo Chavez Frias has sent a message to US President George Bush through US Venezuela Ambassador Charles Shapiro on the occasion of an official ceremony to hand over Delta platform natural gas exploration licenses to Chevron Texaco and Statoil.
"Tell President Bush that we won’t let him down ... we'll continue to govern in democracy and peace, exercising due authority just like he does."
In a national broadcast to mark the event, Chavez Frias says he is not leaving government ... "so no one can say that I left them with business uncompleted."
Chavez Frias also thanked countries, such as Trinidad & Tobago and Brazil for their help during the national stoppage. "At least 40 ships came from the USA and we have sent 20 million bpd of oil ... thank you USA."