Venezuelan president to visit Iran in new future
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he will visit Iran in the new future to boost bilateral relations and talk on new areas of mutual cooperation, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Jan. 18.
Maduro made the remarks at a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs, Majid Takht Ravanchi in Caracas.
Takht Ravanchi delivered Iranian President Hassan Rouhani`s written message to Maduro at the meeting.
President Maduro expressed his country's support for Iran's "independence and freedom ideals."
Takht Ravanchi, for his part, stressed importance of the bilateral relations between Iran and Venezuela, underlining that the Iranian administration is determined to boost the mutual cooperation.
Takht Ravanchi is on a tour to Latin America, which has so far taken him to Cuba and Venezuela.
Takht-e-Ravanchi is scheduled to leave for Bolivia after concluding his visit to Venezuela.
Major Latin American countries, such as Venezuela, have recently enhanced their diplomatic and trade ties with Iran. The promotion of all-out cooperation with Latin American countries has been among the top priorities of the Islamic Republic's foreign policy over the past few years.
Iran has also recently worked towards enhancing its relations with Latin American countries within the international organizations such as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) where rotating presidency is currently held by the Islamic Republic.