Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has granted Russian President Vladimir Putin a recently made peace prize, which is named out of appreciation for the Latin American country's late pioneer Hugo Chavez.
"I've decided to create the Hugo Chavez Prize for Peace and Sovereignty," said Maduro during the unveiling ceremony of a statue of Chavez designed by a Russian artist on Friday.
“I think President Vladimir Putin deserves this Hugo Chavez award,” he further said, describing the Russian leader as a “fighter for peace.”
Maduro included that champs of the yearly award would get a scaled down imitation of the statue.
Somewhere else in his broadcast discourse, the Venezuelan president additionally said that the prize would be offered to national and worldwide figures "who have exceeded expectations in the battle for peace," including that he picked Putin as the main beneficiary of the honor since he has been a partner of Venezuela.
The declaration went ahead that day that the Norwegian Nobel council granted Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his endeavors to seal a point of interest peace manage the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) following 52 years of gore.
Chavez, who ruled Venezuela for a long time before offering into malignancy in March 2013 after a long battle, tested Washington's authority in the area while looking for and building up organizations together with its conventional enemies, including Russia and China.
Maduro, in any case, has confronted visit challenges drove by his commentators since 2014 over real misfortunes in the nation's economy.
The Venezuelan president accuses the issues for a "financial war," which he says the resistance has pursued with some assistance from the United States trying to achieve an overthrow in the oil-rich nation.