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Egypt inaugurates statue of late Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, in the Freedom and Friendship park.

On Tuesday, Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser, son of the late President Nasser, inaugurated a statue of the late Venezuelan leader, Hugo Chavez, in the Freedom and Friendship park, as part of Venezuelan cultural week initiative.

Egypt, Venezuela, as well as other South American countries have long shared a good relationship with Egypt, partly in harmony with the example that former president Gamal Abdel Nasser had set with his revolution.

The erection of the statue may also be owed to Chavez's popular claim that he was a 'Nasserist', so much so that the Venezuelans actually built a statue of Nasser in Venezuela.

Chavez is not the only leader who will be immortalized in the 7.5 acres park/museum. He joins other world leaders including many Latin American liberation leaders, such as Bernardo O'Higgins of Chile, Jose Marti of Cuba, Raymond Castillo of Peru and Eloy Alfaro of Ecuador.