Iran, Venezuela Urge Protection of Interests against Foreign Pressures

Iran, Venezuela Urge Protection of Interests against Foreign Pressures

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The president of Venezuela and the foreign minister of Iran stressed the need for the two countries to safeguard their national interests vigilantly in the face of external pressures and threats.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, who has traveled to Caracas after a visit to Nicaragua, met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday.

The two senior officials made a review of the process of cooperation between Iran and Venezuela, calling for efforts to monitor and expedite the implementation of joint projects.

They also stressed the need for enhanced vigilance in protecting their national interests against foreign pressures, calling for increased contacts and consultations between the authorities of the two countries.

Describing the Venezuelan leader’s visit to Iran in 2022 and the conclusion of the comprehensive cooperation agreement between the two states as a milestone in the bilateral relations, Amirabdollahian emphasized the necessity for the rapid implementation of the deals.

Maduro, for his part, sent his regards for Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, highlighted the valuable experiences of Venezuela and Iran in dealing with the common challenges, and stressed the need to strengthen cooperation with Tehran.

During Maduro’s official visit to Tehran in June 2022, Iran and Venezuela signed a 20-year partnership agreement to develop bilateral ties despite the US and Western pressure.

The partnership agreement includes cooperation in the fields of science, technology, agriculture, oil and gas, petrochemicals, tourism as well as culture.

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