Venezuelan, Iranian presidents hold phone talk to condemn "imperialist aggression"
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a telephone talk to denounce Western countries' imperialist aggression against Libya and Syria, Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
Ahmadinejad, in the talk held late Monday, asked Chavez to reactivate his proposal of creating an international peace commission for Libya, the ministry said in a statement.
Chavez said "we are going to reach out to all pacifist countries. We are going to try to create a commission, which will help stop the aggression against the Libyan people," it said.
The two leaders also discussed the ongoing economic crisis in the world's major countries, agreeing it was necessary to increase the two countries' mutual coordination in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The statement also said Ahmadinejad expressed his concerns over Chavez's health and expected him a speedy recovery.
Chavez thanked Ahmadinejad for his good wish, saying his recovery is positive after receiving the second phase of chemotherapy in Cuba.