Iran’s Defense Minister in Venezuela for Maduro Inauguration, Bilateral Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami arrived in Caracas on Thursday for taking part at inauguration ceremony of Nicolás Maduro as Venezuela prepares for another term of his presidency.

Iran’s Defense Minister in Venezuela for Maduro Inauguration, Bilateral Ties

Hatami will attend the inauguration of President Nicolás Maduro on January 10th in Caracas, Venezuela.

He was welcomed by Venezuela's Minister of Planning on arrival at the airport.

At a joint press conference, Hatami emphasized the interest of the Islamic Republic of Iran in expanding all-out ties with “friendly and brotherly” country of Venezuela, saying the Latin American state has played an active role in “anti-colonial struggles.”

Iranian delegation headed by Defense Minister Hatami is also scheduled to meet with high-ranking officials of the Venezuela government, including President Maduro.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will be sworn-in for a second, six-year term on Thursday. He won the presidential election on May 20, with 57.4 percent of the vote and will lead his country till 2025.

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