Venezuela’s most senior political leaders are in Cuba to visit President Hugo Chavez, who is still in a serious condition after his latest cancer operation in Havana on December 11.
Vice-President Nicolas Maduro and the speaker of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, had a meeting in Havana with Cuban leader Raul Castro.
No details of the meeting have been released.
Hugo Chavez missed his inauguration for a new term on Thursday.
The Supreme Court has ruled that President Hugo Chavez can be sworn in when he recovers and returns to Caracas.
Venezuela’s opposition has accused the Cuban government of controlling the political situation in the country during President Hugo Chavez’s convalescence.
Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez and Attorney-General Cilia Flores were also at the meeting with Raul Castro.
Hugo Chavez, 58, was re-elected for a fourth term on 7 October. He has been in power since 1999.