The Venezuelan Embassy organized the exhibition and is part of the Second National Painting Contest, held in homage to these two leaders, considered here as symbols of the struggle and defense of the rights of the peoples.
Labana Mashouh, Syrian Minister of Culture, said in her speech that the paintings highlight the permanent traces these two eternal figures left in the history of the struggle to free themselves from the colonialist yoke and to recover the rights and sovereignty of their people.
Meanwhile, the Venezuelan Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asian and Middle Eastern Affairs, Tatiana Moreno, stated that it represents a lot that the legacy of Hugo Chavez is still present in other countries, particularly Syria. Such legacy expressed by Syrian artists is a reason for us to be proud because each painting has message, and the way in which these creators transformed ideas and symbols into paintings moved us, said the official.
While the ambassador of the South American nation, Jose Gregorio Biomorji, mentioned that the exhibition coincides with the restarting of flights of the Venezuelan airline Conviasa between Caracas and Damascus, which is considered a release from the sanctions and the blockade.
The exhibition recalls two great leaders who are an example for current and future generations, and is further proof that imperial powers will never be able to bend the will of the peoples, the diplomat concluded.