Fidel, Raul Castro visit Venezuelan President

Fidel, Raul Castro visit Venezuelan President

Fidel Castro (right) and Raul Castro (left). (REUTERS)

Havana (ANTARA News/Xinhua-0ANA) - Cuban President Raul Castro and his brother Fidel Castro visited Friday Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who was recovering from a surgery in Havana, and they discussed bilateral and international issues, according to Cuba`s official media on Saturday (June 18).

Cuba`s official daily Granma and the website Cubadebate Saturday published four photographs of the visit, showing Chavez looks good, smiles and wears sports clothing, while Fidel wears a checkered shirt, and Raul wears his military uniform.

The meeting seemed to be in a hospital room, and Cuban media decribed the meeting as "fraternal", saying that they reviewed "the close ties between Venezuela and Cuba" and "various current international issues."

"President Chavez is recovering, (and) he meets the medical indications and maintains close coordination with the Venezuelan vice president and other ministers, aware of the main issues of his country," Granma reported.