Iran Ready to Send Medical Aid to Venezuela

Iran Ready to Send Medical Aid to Venezuela

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian official voiced the country’s readiness to export medicine and medical equipment to Venezuela, which has been gripped by mounting economic and political tensions in recent months.

Head of the Food and Drug Administration of Iran Mahdi Pirsalehi said his organization is prepared to send medicine and medical equipment to Venezuela and provide the Latin American nation with the technical know-how in the medical sector under an agreement the two sides have signed in 2018.

He made the comments at a meeting with Venezuela’s deputy foreign minister and its ambassador to Iran, held in Tehran on Sunday.

In the meeting, the two sides explored avenues to promote cooperation between Iran’s Food and Drug Administration and Venezuela.

Political crisis in Venezuela has flared in recent weeks in the wake of the opposition’s attempts to unseat President Nicolas Maduro.

The South American country has been caught in a downward spiral with growing opposition fueled by skyrocketing hyperinflation, power cuts and shortages of food and medicine.

More than three million Venezuelans have left the country in recent years.

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