Venezuela and Iran strengthen ties of strategic cooperation

With the objective of strengthening agreements of strategic interest between Venezuela and Iran, the co-president of the Commission and Sectorial Vice President of Planning, Ricardo Menéndez, held a meeting with His Excellency G / B Mohammad Ahadi, Iran’s Vice Minister of Defense for International Affairs.

The meeting, held within the framework of the Meeting of the Technical Secretary of the High Level Mixed Commission, was attended by the most excellent Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Venezuela, Hojjatollah Soltani, the Vice Chancellor for Asia, the Middle East and Oceania, Capaya Rodríguez, the Vice Minister of Economic Planning, José Avendaño and the Vice Minister of Territorial Planning, Edgar Valero, highlights a press release from the Ministry of People’s Power for Planning (MPPP).

On this journey, Minister Ricardo Menéndez highlighted the importance of sharing the same vision on the issues that will be incorporated into the next 9th High Level Mixed Commission between the two sisterly nations:

Due to the unilateral coercive aggressions imposed on Venezuela, the Bolivarian Government has been receiving support from countries like Iran, especially in matters of transport, energy, health and food. This with the purpose of encouraging the progress and well-being of the country”, said Menéndez.

Other topics analyzed in said meeting were support to fishing transport, in reference to motor parts of boats, fuel and all those elements that contribute to optimizing this task.

“Venezuela has a strategic cooperation with Iran on the health issue, especially to stop the spread of Covid-19, in points regarding science and technology, the maintenance of its facilities that would help us to face the US blockade,” he said .

For his part, the Deputy Minister of Defense for International Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Ahadi, said that it is necessary to increase bilateral relations between the two countries:

Our foreign policy is marked by linking with those nations that have an anti-imperialist spirit, and in South America, Venezuela is one of them. We seek the progress and development of our countries, because we are suffering measures that overwhelm the peoples. We seek freedom and sovereignty for Venezuela and Iran”.