President Ollanta Humala congratulated Venezuela’s President-elect Nicolas Maduro on Monday afternoon, Peru21 reported.
According to the daily, Humala called Maduro following Sunday’s election, to express his regards on behalf of his administration and the Peruvian people.
Maduro, who was handpicked by Hugo Chavez as his successor, was confirmed as the country’s new president by Venezuelan electoral officials on Monday night, CNN reported.
During his phone call, Humala reportedly told Maduro that he now had “the great responsibility of uniting all of Venezuela.”
In a speech on Monday, Maduro thanked the Peruvian president for the greetings and the advice he was given, Peru21 reported.
Maduro said Jorge Arreaza, Hugo Chavez’ son-in-law, would serve as his vice-president during his six-year term.
The newly elected president narrowly beat his opponent Henrique Capriles, securing 50.8 percent of the vote, over Capriles’ 49.0 percent.
Humala reportedly called President-elect Nicolas Maduro following Sunday’s election, to express his regards on behalf of his administration and the Peruvian people.