Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Statement on his Upcoming Trip Representing the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Mar 7, 2013

March 7, 2013

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks Statement on his Upcoming Trip Representing the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on his upcoming trip representing the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:  

 “I am honored to be a part of a delegation that will represent the United States at the Funeral of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday, March 8.  I will be joined on this delegation by former U.S. Representative William Delahunt, and U.S. Embassy Caracas Chargé d'Affaires James Derham.   

“My deepest sympathies go out to the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.  Venezuela is an important nation to the Western Hemisphere.  I remain committed to building the relationship between our nations.  As always, I stand in continued support of the Venezuelan people especially at this time of mourning."(End)