Venuzuela's Maduro hails Erdoğan as 'leader of new multi-polar world'

Venuzuela's Maduro hails Erdoğan as 'leader of new multi-polar world'

ANKARA

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as "a friend of Venezuela and leader of the new multi-polar world."

Maduro, who tweeted the praise as a video message, was among more than 50 high-level foreign leaders, including 22 heads of states, who attended Erdoğan's inauguration ceremony at the presidential complex in Ankara on July 9.

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Presidents of Bulgaria, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, Mauritania, Gabon, Chad, Djibouti and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, as well as Emir of Qatar, attended the inauguration.

Russia's Dmitry Medvedev and Hungary's Viktor Orban were among the prime ministers who participated in the ceremony.

Secretary generals of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and D-8, and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs were also be among the attendees.