Nation : Quayle Plans to Visit Venezuela

From Times wire services

Vice President Dan Quayle will visit Venezuela for the inauguration of its new president next month, with a stop in El Salvador on the way back, the White House said today.

Quayle’s trip, the first foreign journey for a senior official of the new Bush Administration, will be Feb. 1-3, White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said. He will represent the United States at the swearing-in of Carlos Andres Perez on Feb. 2. Fitzwater said the El Salvador stop was added so that Quayle could discuss the elections there in March, and “extend the best wishes of President Bush, who has known President (Jose Napoleon) Duarte for a number of years.”