Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (right) during a visit to Belarus in July (epa)
September 18, 2006 -- Belarus says it has signed military contracts with Venezuela worth more than $1 billion.
Security Council Secretary Viktor Sheiman said a cooperation agreement on oil extraction was also agreed.
Sheiman, who visited Venezuela earlier this month, told Belarusian television that Minsk had established a foundation to continue the "fruitful" cooperation between the two countries.
He did not elaborate on the details of the agreements.
(AFP, Interfax, AP)